2016 Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Saint Estèphe

Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Sub-district Haut Médoc
Village Saint Estèphe
Classification Cru Bourgeois Supérieur

We only saw one sample of Meyney, and it was very dense, but seemed to have little lift. This sample had slightly medicinal fruit and was very oaky. Judgement suspended. L&S (Apr 2017)

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The 2016 Meyney has a very deep color. The bouquet is similar to the bottle poured blind at the Southwold tasting, laden with those mineral-rich black fruits. The palate is focused and poised, framed by very fine tannins and delivering a complex and involving finish that is absolutely top-notch. This gives the big names of the appellation a run for their money. What a fantastic Meyney! A young Saint-Estèphe with a spring in its step. Tasted at a vertical at Château Meyney. Drinking range: 2023 - 2045 Rating: 93 Neal Martin, 2020)

Tasted blind. Very dark crimson. Intense Indian ink on the nose. Give me my calligraphy pen! Rich and round. Very glamorous. So much effort has gone into every drop of this …. VGV Drinking range: 2026 - 2050 Rating: 18.5 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - 2020)

The 2016 Meyney has quite an opulent and flamboyant bouquet, which is something I do not expect from this Saint Estèphe. It seems to calm down in the glass and attains more delineation and poise. The palate is sweet on the entry with impressive precision, quite linear in style with blackberry, graphite and smoky notes, leading to a finish that offers satisfying persistence. Excellent. Drinking range: 2021 - 2040 Rating: 90-92 Neal Martin, 2017)

Château Meyney

Chateau Meyney in St. Estephe has a long history starting in the 17th century. At that time, the Bordeaux wine estate belonged to the monks who planted the first vines at Meyney. The 123 acre Bordeaux wine vineyard with vines averaging between 35 and 40 years old is planted to 61% cabernet sauvignon, 26% merlot, 3% cabernet franc and 10% Petit verdot. The gravel based terroir has a large streak of blue clay close to three metres thick.

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