Château-Meyney Saint-Estèphe 2016
Almost opaque in color, you can tell this is going to be Dark black fruits, truffle, smoke, jam and tobacco scents are just great in the nose. The wine is rich, concentrated and has depth of flavor with length. Not a finesse styled wine, instead you enjoy a blast of ripe, dark fruits, crunchy tannins and serious levels of fruit in the finish!
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Estephe|
James SucklingWild nose. Impressive, deep hue and a wealth of fresh, violet-like aromas, as well as cassis, graphite and dark cherries. The palate has a very sleek, fine, powerful core of tannins that bring a lot of depth and deliver rich dark-fruit flavor. A classic Meyney. Best since 1961! Try from 2023.
DecanterRich and full, this is very St-Estèphe: round through the mid-palate, with an amazingly tasty balance of richness and freshness leading to salinity and minerality on the finish. It will need another five to eight years before being ready to drink, but it has to be one of the value picks of the vintage. Drinking Window 2021-2036.
VinousThe 2016 Meyney is a bold, powerful wine. Tobacco, menthol, chocolate, spice and torrefaction notes all add shades of darkness. Meyney is potent and quite broad in feel, and yet everything is very nicely balanced. Although not especially subtle, Meyney delivers the goods, and then some.
Wine SpectatorSolidly built, with a dark and juicy core of currant, plum and blackberry reduction flavors, inlaid with charcoal and smoldering tobacco notes. Offers a pleasant loamy tug through the finish. Gutsy wine. The better of two bottles tasted. Best from 2022 through 2032. 15,000 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Meyney has a nose of cassis, tar, earth and bay leaves with redcurrants. The medium-bodied palate is a little lean and herbal, with firm, grainy tannins.