88–90. Barrel sample. There's lots of new wood here, making this wine intensely sweet-and-spicy in character. Soft in tannins, the wine is ripe and juicy, and frankly, delicious already.
Château Franc Mayne
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European Editor, Reviews wines from Portugal and France
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.