Wine of the Week: 2009 Chateau Franc Mayne, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson
I know that for me personally when I was first exposed to wine, I was not ready for Bordeaux, I needed easier to understand wines, which required little thought or contemplation. In fact, I often thought, "sheese, what is all the fuss about anyway?” I just didn't get it and I frankly didn't want to back in the day, when I didn't have much of a collection to speak of. But now, you'd be hard pressed to drag me away from Bordeaux tasting, or any opportunity to make a few new discoveries. I'm like a kid in the candy store; there are so many new wines and producers to discover, and the older the wine, so much the better in most cases.
Both Pomerol and Saint Emilion [right bank] has really caught my eye of late, and I believe to the surprise of both Mrs. Cuvee and I, who had figured ourselves for more of a left-bank leaning inclination, but we have found the opposite to be true. Not that we'd kick a left bank gem out of bed, but our preferences seem to lie on the right bank.