2005 Meyney, St-Estèphe
Aromas of currant and fresh flowers follow through to a medium-to-full body, with chewy tannins and a slightly woody finish, but the fruit comes through. Turns long and pretty. Best after 2010. (Web-2008)
Very ripe and focused and intense on the nose. Surprisingly gentle for a St-Estèphe. The polar opposite of the Phélan Ségur ... almost disconcertingly smooth... awfully easy and full of charm... Certainly no shortage of fine 2005 tannins. Very dry finish. Well done. Drink 2009-2018.
From Barrel: 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 29% Petit Verdot. Sweet and lush-delicious. Elegant style. We love this wine. Ready sooner than most. Mouth-coating wine. Elegance personified. New school Meyney-buy it. Tasted three times with consistent notes. Ralph says: Best I've ever tasted and showed superb at every tasting. Deep raspberry fruit on nose and palate, silky middle. *1/2+ (Clyde Beffa, K&L Bordeaux buyer)