Chateau Meyney Saint-Estephe Bordeaux 2016

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. 92 Points, Decanter June 10th 2019

 
Best from 2022 - 2032

DETAILS
Type: Red Producer: Chateau Meyney Appellation: Saint Estephe Vintage: 2016 Grape: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot Country: France Region: Bordeaux Style: Savory and classic Alcohol: 13,5% Content: 750ml Allergens: Contains Sulfite

 

(€48 / litre)


AWARDS AND REVIEWS

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
94 points Decanter
93 points Antonio Galloni Vinous 
"The 2016 Meyney is powerful and absolutely delicious. Black fruit, torrefaction, smoke, licorice and bittersweet chocolate flavors are dark and boldly sketched. Beams of firm tannin add to the wine's imposing, brooding personality. All the elements fall into place effortlessly in this ample, broad Saint-Estèphe." 
92 points Wine Spectator
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. The better of two bottles tasted. Best from 2022 through 2032.