2018 Grand-Mayne Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JL 94 JS 93 WE 93 JD 92 WA 92 DC 91
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2021

This is my favorite vintage of Grand Mayne yet. The wine is rich, lush, round and packed with sweet, ripe, fresh, opulent black cherries, plums and chocolate. The wine has good concentration, a nose of smoke, licorice...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, December 2021

Vibrant and fruity nose of blackberries, currants, cherries, violets, licorice and pine needles. Full-bodied with firm, broad tannins. Plenty of concentration and ripe dark fruit with a floral undertone. Try in 2023.
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, May 2021

A rich, perfumed wine, this has ripe black-fruit and vanilla flavors. Dense tannins from both from the wood and the fruit add spice and smokiness to this full wine. The firmness needs to soften into the fruit, so wait to...
JD 92

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

(92+ points) The 2018 Château Grand Mayne is terrific and has a masculine, age-worthy style. A deep ruby hue is followed by a medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated Saint-Emilion with notable chalky minerality, loads...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Grand Mayne sashays out of the glass with flashy, upfront notes of preserved plums, stewed black cherries and blackberry pie, plus hints of eucalyptus, wild sage, lavender...
DC 91

Decanter, April 2019

This is good, but the bigger they are the more these wines start to homogenise and lose their individual personalities. The extraction here is confident and the fruit is brambly heading into a dark character. The firm...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2018 Grand-Mayne, a Bordeaux Blend from Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France, is a notable red wine with a 14.5% alcohol content. Produced by Grand-Mayne, this vintage has garnered consistent praise from wine experts, highlighting its rich flavors and promising aging potential.

James Suckling awarded it a score of 93, describing a "vibrant and fruity nose" with notes of "blackberries, currants, cherries, violets, licorice, and pine needles." He noted its "full-bodied" nature and "firm, broad tannins," recommending it be tried in 2023 (jamessuckling.com).

Wine Enthusiast's Roger Voss, also giving it 93 points, emphasized the wine's "rich, perfumed" qualities, with "ripe black-fruit and vanilla flavors." Voss pointed out the "dense tannins from both the wood and the fruit" that add "spice and smokiness." He advised waiting until 2026 to drink it for optimal enjoyment (Wine Enthusiast).

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, represented by Lisa Perrotti-Brown, rated this vintage at 92 points. She described it as "medium to deep garnet-purple in color" with "flashy, upfront notes of preserved plums, stewed black cherries, and blackberry pie." Perrotti-Brown highlighted its "seductively fruity" palate and "sturdy frame of chewy tannins," with a "spicy kick" on the finish (Robert Parker's Wine Advocate).

Jeff Leve from TheWineCellarInsider.com gave the highest score of 94, calling this his "favorite vintage of Grand Mayne yet." He praised its "rich, lush, round" profile, packed with "sweet, ripe, fresh, opulent black cherries, plums, and chocolate." Leve noted its "good concentration" and suggested starting to drink it in 2028, with potential enjoyment for 15 or more years (TheWineCellarInsider.com).

Decanter rated it 91 points, remarking on its "confident" extraction and "brambly" fruit that heads into a "dark character." The reviewer mentioned its "firm structure" filled with "liquorice, dark chocolate, and glossy tannins," though they noted a desire for more lightness (Decanter).

Lastly, Jeb Dunnuck scored it 92+, describing it as "masculine" and "age-worthy." He appreciated its "nicely concentrated" profile with "sumptuous blackberry fruits," "notes of chocolate and leafy herbs," and "firm, present, yet ripe tannins." Dunnuck suggested hiding bottles for 4-5 years, predicting it will keep for two decades (jebdunnuck.com).

Overall, the 2018 Grand-Mayne is a robust and promising Bordeaux blend, praised for its rich flavors and potential for aging, with excellent reviews from multiple reputable sources.