This is a small and beautiful estate, situated very close to the pretty town of Saint Emilion. The wines here, made with merlot as the main grape variety, are classic Bordeaux wines that age beautifully for at least 12-15 years. We had a Franc Mayne 1995 for dinner the other day and it was delicious. Elegant and a bit light bodied. We found cedar wood on the nose, freshness in the fruit and a good tannin structure. A true Bordeaux in character.
Franc Mayne is on the lime stone plateau of Saint Emilion and as a few others of its neighbours it has a marvellous and quite unique cellar which used to be an old quarry. The chateau also has a small luxury hotel with beautiful rooms, all designed differently. You can even sleep in a tree house!
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