Château Meyney St. Estephe 2012

$45.99

SKU 26138

750ml

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Château Meyney's vineyard is planted of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot, on a perfectly-drained gravel soil that provides ideal conditions for grapes ripening. This unusually high share of Petit Verdot explains a particular trait of the wines, which regularly show notes of leather and musk after a period of time. The wine is full-bodied, well-rounded and structured. After ageing, the wine displays the remarkable charm of the best Saint-Estèphe: complexity, balance and harmony.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Estephe
Brand Château Meyney
  • wa88-90

Wine AdvocateThis estate is quickly returning from a long period of mediocrity. This sleeper of the vintage exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to copious notes of black raspberries, blueberries, loamy soil and roasted Provencal herbs. Medium to full-bodied, it should drink well for 10-12+ years.

Robert Parker, April 2013
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorOn the burly side, with roasted cedar and chestnut notes framing a core of bitter plum, blackberry coulis and charcoal. Leather and bay accents line the finish, with an olive hint peeking in. There's depth and flesh here though, so the rusticity may meld a bit more with modest cellaring. For fans of the style. Best from 2016 through 2020. 12,083 cases made.

James Molesworth, 2015