Château Mayne Vieil 2016, Ac Fronsac

Bordeaux Right Bank Bordeaux-Right Bank
Bordeaux, France

$19.95 (14469)

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89 pts
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November 05, 2022

Critic Reviews (4)

John Szabo, MS
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John Szabo, MS

Mayne Vieil, one of the reference producers of this often sharp value appellation, has produced a plump, very ripe...

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Michael Godel
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Michael Godel

Here an impressive thrombus of dark fruit coagulation out of a structured vintage also built for value Bordeaux. A...

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Sara d'Amato
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Sara d'Amato

A gracefully matured Fronsac, with plentiful fruit but with nutty maturity on the horizon. Clearly, ready-to-drink,...

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David Lawrason
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David Lawrason

Now maturing this is a fairly smooth, complex and subtle wine but it lacks some fruit character/purity. The nose is...

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Community Reviews (7)

louiewl
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Samuel Stuckless
Samuel Stuckless

Mid-weight and very distinctively merlot. Wonderful balance here with bright acidity and a delightfully spicy finish.

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A Radu
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Brian Nash
Brian Nash

Youthful and tannic currently. Smooth and elegant though. Should be even nicer in 2-3 years. Good value indeed.

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Bob Blais
Bob Blais
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David Brodati, DipWSET
David Brodati, DipWSET

This ageing Fronsac has a fairly intense nose and expressive concentrated palate. Flavours range from dark fruit (blackberry, blueberry, plum) to a cedar and herbal element with vanillin/chocolate. But the fruit is in the cooked/stewed realm. Tannins are still a bit sticky/tacky. It's boozy and hot with a burn from the 14.5% declared abv, I'd say too hot (beyond warming) that for me shows a balance issue which holds back my score. Length is very good to excellent. Serve with big, bold savoury dishes (roast beef, lamb, Osso Buco). November 2022.

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todd10
todd10

Nice dark fruit aromas. Tannins are firm but not overpowering. Nice dark fruit flavors.
This wine was not too complexed, but it was still nice.
Over the evening, I did not find this wine evolved too much, so I see no reason to decant.
Tasted November 2022

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