Château Meyney

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.0495 ratings
9.076 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
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
Dan R
9.0

Meyney is always solid. Does it even need a note? You got it - dark fruit, bakers chocolate, graphite, smoked meat. Just barely approaching drinkability.

Meyney is always solid. Does it even need a note? You got it - dark fruit, bakers chocolate, graphite, smoked meat. Just barely approaching drinkability.

Mar 31st, 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
Erik Nordman

Wow! Meyney managed to scrape together a really impressive wine in an overall pretty horrendous vintage. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot. Pours a ruby-violet hue of medium (+) intensity. Great balance between elegance and power; lush and rich while still maintaining focus and relative brightness. Somewhat of a teeth stainer, but it still keeps from feeling jammy or over-extracted. Aromas of ripe cassis and raspberry, graphite, gravelly mineral earth character, fresh violet, a bit of toasty baking spice and vanilla, subtle espresso character, and a bit of fresh thyme herbaceousness. Palate shows quite similar to the character of the nose, with great purity of fruit. New oak is evident but already well-integrated and will continue to integrate further with a bit more cellar time. Medium (+) acid, Medium (+) body with a lovely supple texture and plush, fine, lingering tannins of medium (+) intensity. Great length and complexity. Delicious now, but would probably still have a lot to gain from 5-10 years in the cellar. Really tasty stuff. Either Delectable's listed price for this is really off, or I got an insane discount due to the vintage reputation; I paid under $30 retail for this, and especially at that price point it really overachieves, both in relation to vintage and overall QPR.

Wow! Meyney managed to scrape together a really impressive wine in an overall pretty horrendous vintage. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot. Pours a ruby-violet hue of medium (+) intensity. Great balance between elegance and power; lush and rich while still maintaining focus and relative brightness. Somewhat of a teeth stainer, but it still keeps from feeling jammy or over-extracted. Aromas of ripe cassis and raspberry, graphite, gravelly mineral earth character, fresh violet, a bit of toasty baking spice and vanilla, subtle espresso character, and a bit of fresh thyme herbaceousness. Palate shows quite similar to the character of the nose, with great purity of fruit. New oak is evident but already well-integrated and will continue to integrate further with a bit more cellar time. Medium (+) acid, Medium (+) body with a lovely supple texture and plush, fine, lingering tannins of medium (+) intensity. Great length and complexity. Delicious now, but would probably still have a lot to gain from 5-10 years in the cellar. Really tasty stuff. Either Delectable's listed price for this is really off, or I got an insane discount due to the vintage reputation; I paid under $30 retail for this, and especially at that price point it really overachieves, both in relation to vintage and overall QPR.

1 person found it helpfulApr 9th, 2017
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2010 - gosh, what a difference a year makes... a year ago the wine was closed and stubborn. I gave it 4 hours aeration in the decanter. Still a purple rim in colour, red fruit, cedar, laurel, pencilshaving in smell, light chocolate impression, earthy taste with power, good aftertaste, nice acidity. 55% cab sauv, 30% merlot, 15% petit verdot, served it with Cantonese filet of beef, paksoi, garlic and onions. Lovely.

Vintage 2010 - gosh, what a difference a year makes... a year ago the wine was closed and stubborn. I gave it 4 hours aeration in the decanter. Still a purple rim in colour, red fruit, cedar, laurel, pencilshaving in smell, light chocolate impression, earthy taste with power, good aftertaste, nice acidity. 55% cab sauv, 30% merlot, 15% petit verdot, served it with Cantonese filet of beef, paksoi, garlic and onions. Lovely.

1 person found it helpfulMar 26th, 2017