|91-93 THE WINEADVOCATE: "Deep purple-black colored, the 2020 Franc-Mayne has a powerful nose of baked black cherries, stewed plums and boysenberry preserves, plus hints of mocha, hoisin and tapenade. The medium to full-bodied palate has impressive freshness to lift the rich, ripe black fruits, supported by soft, rounded tannins, finishing with lingering exotic spice notes."
91-93 FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, opaker Kern, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Reife Pflaumen, schwarze Kirschen, feine tabakige Nuancen, ein Hauch von kandierten Orangenzesten, etwas Nougat. Saftig, feine Fruchtsüße, elegant, frische Säurestruktur, mineralisch-salzig im Abgang, ein stoffiger Speisenbegleiter."
92 DECANTER: "Polished, juicy and with grip. A little austere right now, but this has layered blueberry and black cherry fruits, drawn out by waves of liquorice and slate. Drinking Window 2028 - 2040"
90-91 JAMES SUCKLING: "This is a medium-bodied red with blackberry and walnut character. Rather subdued on the finish."
93-95 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2020 Franc-Mayne is an exotic, heady wine. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, licorice and espresso lend an air of dark, sepia-toned beauty throughout. Plush, silky and generous, the 2020 is wonderfully deep and layered. Those qualities continue to emerge effortlessly over time. This large-scaled, ample Saint-Émilion has so much to offer."
91-93 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Flowers, spice, wet earth, cigar box, dark red fruits and spice come through on the nose with ease. On the medium-bodied palate. the wine is fresh, sweet, juicy, refined and elegant, finishing with soft, polished, silky red fruits."
92-94 JEB DUNNUCK: "The 2020 Château Franc Mayne is a dense, rich, powerful Saint-Emilion based mostly on Merlot, although it includes a splash of Cabernet Franc. Lots of ripe black fruits, iodine, iron, and leafy herb notes define the nose, and it´s medium to full-bodied, with a rich, dense mid-palate, ripe tannins, and just a mouth-filling, satisfying style that should keep for two decades or more."