The Beau Mayne range is like a Champagne style blend. Sourced from multiple sites across the region to make a house style. The Bordeaux 2015 is a stunning vintage but the 2016s are looking to be better still. This wine offers red and black currants, toasty oak and hints of gravel. Juicy with plenty of red berry fruit and a violet finish. Drink from now but they will evolve over the next 7-10 years. Serve with a rack of lamb.
Situated near the Atlantic coast of France and is shaped by the Gironde, Dordogne and Garonne rivers. Cool conditions and frequent rainfall, including during harvest time, makes Bordeaux quite a marginal region with vintages frequently ruined by rain or saved from the rain at the last minute by timely sunshine.
It gets a tough time most of the places it is grown. But in Pomerol and Saint-Emilion Merlot not only dominates but makes some of the best wines in the world. Perfume, silky and plush. Cabernets Franc and Sauvignon season the wines with structure and acid but in some places, like Petrus they are almost not needed.
The noble variety of Bordeaux’s left bank. Firm tannins, a streak of acidity and punctuated by flavours of cassis, violets, spice and leather. The best examples can age for the long term. Although Cabernet does often require blending with Merlot, Cabernet Franc or Shiraz to fix the hole it has in its middle palate.
They will be good. There is chatter about better than ’61, vintage of the century, favourable comparisions with 15, 10, 09, 05s. The truth is in there somewhere but the fact is that they will be wines you want to have.