You know you have an exceptional wine in front of you, when you read phrases like “Outstanding”, “One of the finest”, “Vibrant and fruity”, “A rich, perfumed wine”, “Terrific”, “Age-worthy style”, “Seductively fruity” coming from the mouth of some of the most established wine critics in the world like Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker, and James Suckling.
Today we’re in luck, cause this wine that Jeb, Robert, and James are referring to, happens to be today’s offer! The exquisite, unique, and highly esteemed 2018 Chateau Grand Mayne St. Emilion Grand Cru.
Let’s travel to the beautiful region of Bordeaux, specifically to the St. Emilion Grand Cru appellation, where just over 2 miles from the acclaimed Château Cheval Blanc, we’ll find Grand Mayne, a Château that dates to the 16th century and is responsible for producing some of the best bang for your buck wines in all of Saint-Emilion.
The wines from this Château have been crafted by some of the world’s best winemakers. Today, Grand Mayne’s winemaking is led by a French winemaker you have probably heard of, does Michel Rolland ring the bell? This Rockstar, also known as the “Spielberg of Wine,” is a consultant in more than 13 countries around the world including some of the most recognized Châteaux in France.
This wine is an ode to Saint Emilion; a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cab Franc and just a subtle touch of Cab Sauvignon, that results in a concentrated, full-bodied, balanced wine, with fine tannins and impeccable taste… A wine that will stay with you forever!
If you want to elevate the tasting experience, I highly recommend pairing it with Entrecote, BBQ Grilled Ribs, Grilled Portobello, Beef Osso Bucco, or aged cheese crostini with a raspberry or strawberry homemade jam.