Full medium ruby. Highly aromatic nose of currant, plum and flowers. Lush and opulent but with good vinosity. Strong element of sweet oak to go with the fruit and dark chocolate flavors. This has very good depth and carrythrough. Finishes ripely tannic and quite persistent. Excellent for the vintage.
Robert Parker 90
Grand Mayne has fashioned a superb 1999, with terrific concentration and a hedonistic, sexy style. This dense, purple-colored offering displays glorious levels of sweet blackberry and currant, fruit, a succulent, lush texture, full body, low acidity, and beautifully integrated wood and tannin. It offers a substantial mouthful of sumptuous St.-Emilion. Anticipated maturity: now-2013.
Anticipated maturity: 2002-2013