Franc Mayne 2021 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
91-92 JS / 90 DE / 89-91 JD / 91-93 WA / 88-90 WI /
A medium-bodied red with tight-grained tannins and pretty clove and savory bark notes. Fresh yet structured for the vintage. Nicely layered. - James Suckling.
Cassis and liqueur touches on the nose, smells concentrated and intense. Juicy with the high acidity on show on the initial impact with raspberry leaf and strawberry juice to the fore before the liquorice and graphite tannins come in and surround the palate. I like the cooling touches - clear Cabernet markers with a lifted and aerial feel with a long finish. It has enjoyable elements and a sustained depth on the mid-palate. Refined for the vintage. - Georgina Hindle, Decanter.
Red plums, tobacco, and some loamy earth notes emerge from the 2021 Château Franc Mayne, a medium-bodied, fresh, focused, and nicely balanced Saint-Emilion. Based on 100% Merlot, it shows the elegant, more mid-weight style of the vintage yet has lots of charm and character. - Jeb Dunnuck.
Exhibiting aromas of plums, dark berries, rose petals and loamy soil, the 2021 Franc-Mayne is medium to full-bodied, seamless and layered, with lovely depth and concentration, tangy acids and a long, penetrating finish. In style, this is elegant and understated, but it has plenty to say too. - William Kelley, Wine Advocate.
The 2021 Franc Mayne is deep garnet-purple colored. It slips easily out of the glass with open-knit scents of kirsch, strawberry preserves, and stewed red plums, plus suggestions of tilled soil, lavender, and clove oil. Medium-bodied, the palate has a lively backbone and soft tannins, with vivacious red berry flavors and good length. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent.