Red

1998 Château Grand Mayne

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 96

  • Xavier Auerbach wrote: 91 points

    January 18, 2020 - Académie des Cinquante Saint-Emilion Tasting (Restaurant Bolenius *, Amsterdam, NL): Tasted blind twice (1, wine 15): classical nose, fully mature, cedar, firm tannins, beautiful, 93. (2) Fully mature, little fruit left, drying finish. Drink up, 89. Bottle difference?

  • dnnk88 Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 16, 2020 - Wine night @ Cc’s place: 3rd try - Black fruits, dried cherries, dried herbs, mushrooms, with an earthy, warm finish. Open soon before it moves out of its drinking window

  • Ardross Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 23, 2019 - Second case of this wine - less gushing more Medoc like but still very very fine claret

  • CarpeDiem! Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 14, 2019 - Like the last bottle in May '19 this is quintessential for an excellent, well matured right bank. Complex, silky nose, of cedar, chocolate, leather, liquorice. Medium to full bodied on the palate, this extremely balanced and elegant SE has all you can expect after 20+ years of patience: mature red berries, cedar, leather, cedar, chocolate, liquorice, toast and subtle herbal background, with a long, elegant, phenolic and mentholic finish. A hedonist moment.

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  • djhammond Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 15, 2019 - As per previous note from March, this is at the beginning of a decline. It is still very enjoyable, but has seen better days.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2000, IWC Issue #90 (link)

    (Chateau Grand Mayne Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    August 2008 (link) 18+ points

    (Chateau Grand Mayne St Emilion) This has a beautiful hue, deeply coloured but with a mahogany maturity. After less than an hour in the decanter it is open and ready for business, and it gives a fine aroma of bloody meat, iron, perfumed violets, black olives, dry charcoal and more. It is certainly enticing, and the palate doesn't disappoint, with a medium-bodied and refined entry, plenty of acidic freshness backed up by a core of ripe tannins through the midpalate, rounding very nicely at the finish. The structure, which holds the wine well in the mouth and suggests this will do well in the cellar for some time yet, carries an array of meaty olive flavours. The end is clean and it leads to a slowly fading finish. This is excellent, and has plenty of potential for the future, yet it is still an absolute delight to drink now.

  • By Chris Kissack
    August 2012 (link) 18 points

    (Château Grand Mayne (St Emilion)) The first bottle was corked; this replacement was quickly sourced. This darkly coloured wine has a gradual fade out to the rim, which has a gentle tinge of toasty maturity. It doesn't take long to open up to the nose, and is just as delightful as my last bottle three years ago. There are black olives here, iron filings, black bean spices and dark, heavily scented black tea leaves. It also calls to mind scents of dark mushrooms, the charcoal hints less prominent than I recall, still with that beautiful aroma of bloody beef, but with a more complex perfume interwoven around it now, all very evocative. And the palate comes in with a gentle supporting raft of supple texture and a dry tannic backbone, with a peppery spice through the very core of the wine, leading to a greater spice and grip in the finish. It fades in a supple fashion, the texture and backbone separating out a little, but I cannot the deny the great pleasure I get from this wine. There are many greater I suppose, but this is very fine all the same, the benefit of a great vintage to some extent. This is drinking very well now, but there are still some tannins here, and this will hold for a while. Super stuff.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Grand Mayne
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru

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  • Pending Delivery 18 (1%)
  • In Cellars 763 (55%)
  • Consumed 602 (44%)

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