2020 Franc-Mayne Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
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VN 96 JL 94 WA 94 DC 93 JA 93 JD 93 JS 91 WS 91
VN 96

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Franc Mayne is dense, resonant and beautifully explosive in the glass. Sumptuous dark red/purplish fruit, rose petals, mint and lavender all saturate the palate. This heady Saint- Émilion really delivers the...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

Spicy black cherries, smoke, flowers, cigar box, dark red fruits and espresso bean shine with ease in the perfume. Elegant, fresh, vibrant and refined, the wine is medium-bodied, lifted and ends with ample minerality and...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

The 2020 Franc-Mayne has turned out beautifully, wafting from the glass with aromas of dark berries, spices and licorice, followed by a medium to full-bodied, layered and seamless palate of real class and purity. Vibrant...
DC 93

Decanter, February 2023

Juicy and so lively on the palate, this really is quite joyful, with a burst of strawberry, raspberry and red cherry fruit within softly chalky tannins and menthol edges. I love the ease of this, it's round and...
JA 93

janeanson.com, December 2022

A good quality Franc Mayne, lovely balance of bright berry fruit and a kick of freshness and chalky, slate-scraping tannins. An excellent example of this wine. Thomas Savare owner, and this was the last year with director...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

A pretty, floral, exotic 2020, the 2020 Château Franc Mayne has ample red and blue fruits as well as flowery incense, orange blossom, and sandalwood notes in a medium to full-bodied, silky, elegant, already irresistible...
JS 91

jamessuckling.com, January 2023

Aromas of freshly crushed berries, dried herbs, violets and walnuts follow through to a medium body with fine-grained tannins and a juicy red fruit character. Vivid finish. 100% merlot. Drink or hold.
WS 91

Wine Spectator, March 2023

This has a pretty mix of violet and cassis laced into a darker plum core, while lively anise and black tea details add to the finish. Nice streamlined finish. Drink now through 2035. 1,600 cases made, 900 cases imported.


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2020
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Franc-Mayne is a remarkable Bordeaux Blend that truly embodies the essence of the Saint Emilion region in France. With its elegant and refined character, this red wine is sure to impress even the most discerning wine enthusiasts.

In the glass, the Franc-Mayne displays a deep, ruby-red color that is both alluring and inviting. The nose is filled with a delightful bouquet of spicy black cherries, smoke, flowers, cigar box, dark red fruits, and espresso bean. These aromas intertwine effortlessly, creating a symphony of scents that captivate the senses.

On the palate, this wine showcases its exceptional quality. It is medium-bodied, yet lifted and fresh, with vibrant acidity that adds a lively touch. The flavors of minerality and dark chocolate-covered plums linger on the backend, providing a long and memorable finish. The wine's tannins are supple and well-integrated, further enhancing its overall elegance.

The 2020 Franc-Mayne has received rave reviews from esteemed wine critics. Jeff Leve, from TheWineCellarInsider.com, awarded it an impressive score of 94 points and described it as the finest vintage of Franc-Mayne ever produced. Jeb Dunnuck also praised its allure, giving it a score of 93 points and noting its concentration, intensity, and silky texture. Decanter commended its juicy and lively palate, giving it a score of 93 points and highlighting its refined expression of St-Emilion and the 2020 vintage.

With an alcohol percentage of 14.5%, this wine showcases both power and finesse. It is produced by Franc-Mayne, a respected producer in the Bordeaux region known for their commitment to quality winemaking.

Overall, the 2020 Franc-Mayne is a wine that exemplifies the best of Bordeaux. Its combination of elegance, freshness, and refined flavors make it a true standout. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for further development, this wine is sure to impress and delight.