The 2015 Franc-Mayne has a refined and detailed bouquet with blackberry, raspberry coulis and a touch of cedar emerging from the glass. This is a classy bouquet in the making. The palate is fresh and vibrant with succulent red berry fruit overlaying a fine lattice of tannin. Precise, focused and elegant without compromising the fruit, this is perhaps the best wine that I have tasted from this estate. Bravo! Barrel Sample: 93-95
A bright, racy style, with a little blood orange tang amid the plum and raspberry fruit. Sweet spice and roasted apple wood notes fill in gently, letting the fruit keep the upper hand. Barrel Sample: 90-93 Points.
Aromas of blackberries, stones and blueberries follow through to a full body, firm and silky tannins and a fruity finish.
Layers of new wood are very prominent in this wine. It has density and extracted tannins, while the fruit component is light, with touches of black currant and soft acidity. Barrel Sample: 88-90 Points.
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