Château-Meyney St. Estephe 2018
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Estephe|
Full body, dense and silky with a beautiful dark currant and berry character. Long and silky. Very fine. Best Meyney in years!
A deep, powerful wine, the 2014 Meyney shows the more virile, imposing side of the vintage. Black cherries, plums, game, smoke, tobacco and menthol are all supported by a spine of firm tannin that gives the wine its imposing structure. This fruit did not come in until October 30, very late, even by the standards of the year. The style is decidedly virile, with more than enough pure depth and underlying structure to develop beautifully in bottle for many years. Consulting Winemaker Hubert de Boüard is doing terrific work at Meyney.
The deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Meyney gives up blackcurrants, black berries and plums on the nose with earth and spices plus fried herbs and lots of oak. The big, full-bodied palate has some promising fruit but is a bit hard and oaky.
Pliant, with a touch of softness (for St.-Estèphe) along the edges, as a mix of dark tobacco, bay and warm earth hints blend with dark plum and black currant fruit. An echo of cedar lingers on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2030. 16,665 cases made.