2009 Meyney, St-Estèphe

SKU #1094238 94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2009 Meyney is a step up from Haut-Marbuzet and Lafon-Rochet on the nose: blackberry, raspberry, crushed stone, forest floor and a hint of pain d’épices - wonderful definition and intensity. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, very well judged acidity. Good grip and quite stocky/broad-shouldered in style with a persistent but at the moment, still a tightly wound finish. This is impressive and when its identity is revealed - cue gasps from the audience. Go buy. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting. (NM) Inner quote mark (3/2019)

93 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Green olives, spices and currants on the nose. Full body, with velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Lovely layers of ripe tannins and ripe fruit. Inner quote mark (3/2012)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark I clearly underrated this wine from barrel. The finest wine made at this estate since 1982, this opaque black wine is a sleeper of the vintage, with oodles of blackberry fruit interwoven with hints of charcoal, forest floor, licorice and damp earth. Deep, rich, chewy, full-bodied and opulent, this is a fabulous Meyney that, because of its low acidity and very ripe tannin, can be drunk in 3-4 years or cellared for two decades. Bravo! (RP) Inner quote mark (2/2012)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Final year of the three-year programme of vineyard restructuring and equipment renewal. Elevated tying up of one-third of the vines. Cellar master Denis Rataud celebrated his 20th vintage. Dark lustrous crimson. Fresh mature Cabernet on the nose. Very direct and correct. A good glass of rewarding wine already. Long. (JR) 17/20 points Inner quote mark (4/2017)

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By: Will Blakely | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/21/2021 | Send Email
The 2009 vintage has entered a delightful and approachable phase in its life for immediate consumption after pouring. Upon opening, the nose boasts generous fruits and a hint of gravel. Cherry jubilee, baker's chocolate wash over the palate, followed by warm baking spice and subtle scrubland herbs. The spicy but well-integrated tannins would compliment a rich, hearty meal perfectly, though could be enjoyed just as easily sitting at home on a cold night curled up by a warm fire. Once opened, it continues to evolve, showcasing the refined rusticity that the St Estephe commune is best known for. It just might be the perfect bottle to enjoy during this holiday season. Cheers!

By: Giovanni Bueno | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/21/2021 | Send Email
Big, complex and richly oaked. If this wine could be described in action: You are eating chocolate covered cherries in a hilly, heavily wooded forest, and suddenly you see a fox dash across your path that pulls you like a magnet down the hill, but suddenly you are tumbling instead of chasing and your body kicks up mounds of wet earth and when you finally reach the bottom you are unharmed and the fox is licking at your hands inviting you to take another drink of this fantastic wine. Age this wine, drink this wine now, pair it with rich fatty foods and you'll be as happy as a fox.

By: Ryan Woodhouse | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/8/2015 | Send Email
I really am fond of this property. Classic Left Bank Bordeaux, lots of dark, smokey, gravelly fruit, graphite, cigar box. This is quite a ripe, soft rendition of Meyney but I am sure it will still age beautifully into its twenties.
Top Value!

By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/30/2012 | Send Email
This fat, rich and accessable wine will age well but is hard to resist now. The nose of sweet berries and oak is followed by flavors of crunchy dark currants, blackberries and licorice that turn thick and juicy on the finish. The palate coating fruit is sweet and sexy in this balanced and aromatically complex wine.

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