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Château-Meyney St. Estephe 2012

Château-Meyney St. Estephe 2012

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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
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Estephe
Brand Château-Meyney
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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