Château Grand Mayne
Located north-west of the town of St-Emilion, this château was built in 1767 and since 1934 has been owned and run by the Nony family with Jean-Pierre Nony at the helm since 1975. With 19 hectares of vineyards, the château is superbly sited on the edge of a limestone plateau, where the soils are rich in clay, limestone and iron.
This is a truly stunning wine which shows an intensely perfumed bouquet followed by a creamed bramble, cherry and jam palate, with a lovely lacing of spice and herbs. The structure is tight and rigid; there is a great depth and warmth with sweet concentrated black fruits, oak and spice. A real sweetness develops and lingers on the finish.
Delicious with grilled meats, especially rib eye, Chateaubriand or sirloin steak - plainly cooked and partnered simply. Also try it with beef casserole or roast chicken for a Sunday treat.