Château Meyney

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.0528 ratings
9.080 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.0

Good body. Super alive at 2006 14 years later. Garrigue, roasted meat and sage. #saintestèphe #saintestephe #bordeaux #leftbank

Good body. Super alive at 2006 14 years later. Garrigue, roasted meat and sage. #saintestèphe #saintestephe #bordeaux #leftbank

Apr 30th, 2020
Jay Kline

One half of a double-blind, France Vs. USA 1990 vintage showdown that also included A. Rafanelli’s Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon. Both wines had great provenance and were properly cellared over the last thirty years. I opened both bottles about three hours before we got into them. Corks on both wines had held up very well but looked pretty gnarly. The Meyney still looked quite youthful and was remarkably clear and exhibited gorgeous aromatics. Tobacco, green bell pepper, leather, berries, forest floor and smoke in that order. Tannins are fine and well integrated. Persistent acid. The finish was long and had a hint of burnt toast. In many respects, an evergreen wine that, while showing certain signs of age, certainly has many years of life ahead. It was really hard to chose a favorite between the two. I think the Meyney had a more compelling nose but the Rafanelli had a slightly more gratifying palate. Regardless, we were all winners tonight!

One half of a double-blind, France Vs. USA 1990 vintage showdown that also included A. Rafanelli’s Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon. Both wines had great provenance and were properly cellared over the last thirty years. I opened both bottles about three hours before we got into them. Corks on both wines had held up very well but looked pretty gnarly. The Meyney still looked quite youthful and was remarkably clear and exhibited gorgeous aromatics. Tobacco, green bell pepper, leather, berries, forest floor and smoke in that order. Tannins are fine and well integrated. Persistent acid. The finish was long and had a hint of burnt toast. In many respects, an evergreen wine that, while showing certain signs of age, certainly has many years of life ahead. It was really hard to chose a favorite between the two. I think the Meyney had a more compelling nose but the Rafanelli had a slightly more gratifying palate. Regardless, we were all winners tonight!

Mar 8th, 2020
Severn Goodwin

Nose has new leather, blackberry syrup, black cherry, chocolate, dried leaves and a touch of alcohol.

Palate has dried cherry, chalk, blackcurrant, dark chocolate and blackberry.

3 hours of decanting, more time is needed.

A very young wine, enjoyed from 375ml, in hopes that we'd see a little more advancement. A nice comparison to a 2009 version (750ml) we also enjoyed this evening. I'll take the nose of the '09 but the palate of the '15, tonight.

Nose has new leather, blackberry syrup, black cherry, chocolate, dried leaves and a touch of alcohol.

Palate has dried cherry, chalk, blackcurrant, dark chocolate and blackberry.

3 hours of decanting, more time is needed.

A very young wine, enjoyed from 375ml, in hopes that we'd see a little more advancement. A nice comparison to a 2009 version (750ml) we also enjoyed this evening. I'll take the nose of the '09 but the palate of the '15, tonight.

Aug 24th, 2019
Severn Goodwin

Nose has dusty blackberry, cherry syrup, black cherry, old leather, dry soil and dried green herbs.

Palate has dry earth, dried blackberry, dried cranberry and dried cherry. A bit austere, likely needs many more hours of decanting, at 3 hours now.

A nice comparison to a 2015 version (375ml) we also enjoyed this evening. I'll take the nose of the '09 but the palate of the '15, tonight.

Nose has dusty blackberry, cherry syrup, black cherry, old leather, dry soil and dried green herbs.

Palate has dry earth, dried blackberry, dried cranberry and dried cherry. A bit austere, likely needs many more hours of decanting, at 3 hours now.

A nice comparison to a 2015 version (375ml) we also enjoyed this evening. I'll take the nose of the '09 but the palate of the '15, tonight.

Aug 24th, 2019
Shay A
8.9

A little tired and thin. I had the ‘85 a few months back and it had a little more life to it. Tar, a lot of old leather, hardly any fruit...old blackberry and cherry. A streak of graphite down the middle.

A little tired and thin. I had the ‘85 a few months back and it had a little more life to it. Tar, a lot of old leather, hardly any fruit...old blackberry and cherry. A streak of graphite down the middle.

Mar 31st, 2019
Dan R
9.0

A really impressive 2011, with unusual aromatic lift and palate density. On the darker side of the fruit hue - crushed blackberry and cassis, along with some coffee, earth, and woody notes. Tannins are ripe and polished which give it a sense of breadth. I think this will live longer than many of it’s 2011 compatriots. Well done, a very good buy at < 25€ .

A really impressive 2011, with unusual aromatic lift and palate density. On the darker side of the fruit hue - crushed blackberry and cassis, along with some coffee, earth, and woody notes. Tannins are ripe and polished which give it a sense of breadth. I think this will live longer than many of it’s 2011 compatriots. Well done, a very good buy at < 25€ .

Nov 24th, 2018
Shun Kikuchi

Rich. Cassis, blueberry and blackberry. Cedar, vanilla, coffee and some spice. Dry, mid- acidity and mid well grained tannin. Still evolving but good to drink now.

Rich. Cassis, blueberry and blackberry. Cedar, vanilla, coffee and some spice. Dry, mid- acidity and mid well grained tannin. Still evolving but good to drink now.

Nov 5th, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2010 / Fine complexity is developing, with a multi-layered smell. Vannilla, brushwood and stable. A taste with chocolate and mocca. And cherries. Years and years ahead but certainly a great joy to drink after aeration. #meyney #saintestephe

Vintage 2010 / Fine complexity is developing, with a multi-layered smell. Vannilla, brushwood and stable. A taste with chocolate and mocca. And cherries. Years and years ahead but certainly a great joy to drink after aeration. #meyney #saintestephe

Aug 27th, 2018
Douglas Renall

Earthy and powerful. Lick of raspberry and vanilla #saintestèphe

Earthy and powerful. Lick of raspberry and vanilla #saintestèphe

Jan 20th, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2000 / beautiful balance

Vintage 2000 / beautiful balance

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