Chateau Meyney leans into the Petit Verdot with a little more gusto than the average winery. That move brings more leather and musk into play as the wine opens up over time, growing into all the remarkable charm, complexity, and balance we love in a great Saint-Estephe. James Suckling says “The bold, quite rich palate is firm yet fresh, with cassis and black-fruit flavors.” 2017 is a “lighter, elegant vintage,” that’s ready to drink now.
Some quite assertive, ripe dark berries here. The bold, quite rich palate is firm yet fresh with cassis and black-fruit flavors. Lighter, elegant vintage. Drink or hold.
A terrific effort, the 2017 Meyney is a concentrated, nicely structured wine in the vintage that’s going to have a broad drink window. Lots of black cherry, chocolate, cedarwood, and leafy tobacco notes define the bouquet, followed by a medium-bodied red with a solid spine of acidity, supple tannins, and a great finish. It’s a classic, beautifully done Saint-Estèphe to enjoy over the coming 15 years or so.