Robert Parker 93
The 2014 Grand-Mayne has a fragrant bouquet, perhaps more refined than in recent years with dried rose petals and incense fusing with the red berry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity and a gentle build towards a vivid, lightly spiced finish that maintains impressive delineation, perhaps less extracted and more precise than wines of the past. This is a superb Grand-Mayne that represents a subtle change in tack for the estate-one that this writer approves of. Tasted on three occasions and consistent every time.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040
The 2014 Grand Mayne is quite powerful, but also closed and far less expressive than it was from barrel. Dark red cherry, rose petal, mint, cedar and spice give the wine striking aromatic delineation, but the 2014 needs time in bottle for the tannins to soften. There is good potential here. Tasted two times.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2026