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2016 Meyney, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1299383 96 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark 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! Inner quote mark (2/2019)

95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2016 Meyney has a very deep color. The bouquet is a stunner, delivering intense, mineral-rich black fruit pixelated to the nth degree. This is extremely focused and conveys the energy of a tightly coiled spring. The extremely well-balanced palate offers fine-grained tannins and superb acidity. Very pure and focused, with a harmonious, vibrant finish that lingers in the mouth. You can feel this lingering 45-60 seconds after the wine has exited. Wonderful. Tasted blind at the Southwold tasting. (NM) Inner quote mark (8/2020)

92 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Cool blueberry fruit aromas, with some creamy, round qualities. The palate is smooth and pleasurable. ‘A more modern style,’ said wine buyer Jean Haudy, ‘but very agreeable’. Indeed, somewhat similar in style to Beau-Site, and also an improvement over the 2010, which is not quite as focused or as fresh. Inner quote mark (3/2019)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Solidly built, with a dark and juicy core of currant, plum and blackberry reduction flavors, inlaid with charcoal and smoldering tobacco notes. Offers a pleasant loamy tug through the finish. Gutsy wine. (JM) Inner quote mark (3/2019)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Very dark crimson. Intense Indian ink on the nose. Give me my calligraphy pen! Rich and round. Very glamorous. So much effort has gone into every drop of this... *Very Good Value* (JR) 18.5/20 points Inner quote mark (1/2020)

K&L Notes

93 points Antonio Galloni in 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." (01/2019)


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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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