2016 Meyney, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1299383 96 points James Suckling

 Wild nose. Impressive, deep hue and a wealth of fresh, violet-like aromas, as well as cassis, graphite and dark cherries. The palate has a very sleek, fine, powerful core of tannins that bring a lot of depth and deliver rich dark-fruit flavor. A classic Meyney. Best since 1961! Try from 2023.  (2/2019)

94 points Decanter

 Rich and full, this is very St-Estèphe: round through the mid-palate, with an amazingly tasty balance of richness and freshness leading to salinity and minerality on the finish. It will need another five to eight years before being ready to drink, but it has to be one of the value picks of the vintage. Drinking Window 2021-2036. (JA)  (10/2018)

93 points Vinous

 The 2016 Meyney is a bold, powerful wine. Tobacco, menthol, chocolate, spice and torrefaction notes all add shades of darkness. Meyney is potent and quite broad in feel, and yet everything is very nicely balanced. Although not especially subtle, Meyney delivers the goods, and then some. (AG)  (1/2019)


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By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/16/2017 | Send Email
2016 much like 2014 is outstanding in St-Estephe and Ch. Meyney is again a fabulous value. Deep, sweet, tasty fruit with hints of chocolate and cherries, lively on the palate. Just superb, 2 Stars!

By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/15/2017 | Send Email
Consistently one of the best values in Saint-Estèphe. Situated on the Gironde River immediately north of Chateau Montrose. Typically black fruited in style with perhaps a bit more richness than its peers. That difference has been accentuated with the arrival in 2013 of consulting oenologist Hubert du Boüard, owner of Chateau Angelus in Saint Emilion. A worthy successor to the excellent 2014 vintage, the 2016 Meyney is lushly textured with ripe, sweet fruit and very fine tannins. Still too early perhaps to see how Boüard’s influence will affect the winemaking here. If greater consistency can be achieved without sacrificing typicity, the potential here is enormous. This is a property well worth keeping an eye on.
Top Value!

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/15/2017 | Send Email
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Great terroir for the 2016 vintage. This is one of the best values in 2016 St Estephe wines. 50% CS in the vineyard but slightly less used because the Merlot was so good here in 2016. Very spicy wine with black currant aromas and flavors. Hubert de Bouard is consulting now at meyney so the wines are a bit less old school as in the past.
Drink from 2020 to 2030

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