Price:  £18.15 | Case Rate: £17.25
Ex Tax: £15.13

Chateau La Grande Maye - La Grand Maye 2014

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Bordeaux
  • Wine Area: Côtes de Castillon
  • Wine Maker: Paul and Cedric Valade
  • Grape: Merlot Blend
  • Grape Percentage: 90% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2014
Duty/Vat Paid
JR: 16.5 (2006)

Wine tasting notes

Harvested later than Chateau Valade, Grande Maye exhibits many of the same qualities as its grander St Emilion stable-mate. The bouquet is packed with little black berries, notes of griotte and spice. On the palate there is a continuation of the cool dark fruit theme: dark hedgerow fruit, plum, touches of mocha and sweet spice. The tannins are a little less refined than that of Valade, but are ripe and grippy nonetheless. Grande Maye 2010 offers lots of wine for the money; expect this to drink well after five years and last ten.

Winery Information

Chateau La Grande Maye

Situated in the C?tes de Castillon, where the terroir is similar to the higher vineyards of St Emilion, Ch. La Grande Maye reminds you that Bordeaux is not just about astronomically priced classed growths. The average age of vines on this 18 hectare Estate is 30 years and consist preD.inantly of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The final blend spends a year in 1/3 new oak barrels and with its ripeness of fruit, grainy texture and complexity offers a value for money the rest of the world would be hard.. read more

Expert Reviews

JancisRobinson.com (2006)16.5 pts

Published : 04-May-2012. Very dark crimson. Warmth and richness and excitement on the nose. Like a good St-Émilion. Lots of life. GV. When to drink : 2014 to 2019.

Miscellaneous ()

Fiona Beckett, The Guardian Oct 2012 - "One of the most useful bits of knowledge in the wine world is knowing where regional boundaries are – especially when it comes to France. What you want to look out for is a minor appellation that abuts a more famous one – in other words, one that's undervalued.A classic example is Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux (formerly Côtes de Castillon). This borders Saint-Émilion, which includes world-famous chateaux such as Angélus and Pavie, and which recently went through a largely incomprehensible reclassification of principal interest to investors and Bordeaux-watchers.....It's the same with Château La Grand Maye, a father-and-son operation that's run out of a shed-like cellar rather than a vast chateau. Their lush, plummy Côtes de Castillon 2009 (12.5% abv) is currently ....£11.88 a bottle..."

Vinification Notes

The average age of vines on this 18 hectare Estate is 30 years and consist predominantly of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The final blend spends a year in 1/3 new oak barrels