Château Meyney, Saint-Estèphe 2012Regular price €55.00
Smooth, beautifully balanced St-Estèphe. Ready to drink and very good value.
‘Dense colour, concentrated cassis nose, all the meaty richness from these well-placed vineyards and a good future. Drinking window 2016 - 2024.
87/100 Steven Spurrier, Decanter
‘I was very taken by Ch Meyney 2012 St-Estèphe in this vertical…This is a vintage of Meyney with a particularly high proportion of both Merlot, and Petit Verdot, this late-ripener demonstrating just how ripe the grapes were this year…The wine is still a dense, youthful crimson but is absolutely classic aromatic ‘stony’ St-Estèphe on the nose. On the palate the wine is more obviously generous (thanks to all that Merlot?) with lovely flattering roundness, almost but not quite obliterating the promising tannins on the end. I suggest ideally drinking it between 2020 and at the very least 2035 but you could certainly enjoy it already with chewy food such as roast meat. But this is a wine that offers classed-growth quality at a very reasonable price.’
Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com, July 2017
|Wine colour||Red wine|
|Grape variety||40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot,18% Petit Verdot|