Chateau Meyney St. Estephe 2016
Chateau Meyney dates to the 17th century when the estate belonged to the monks who planted its first vines. Prior to the planting of vines, the property was a convent. Meyney’s modern age starts in 1917 when it was purchased by the well-established Cordier family. The vineyard is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot, with some of the oldest vines in the appellation.
JS96: "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." - James Suckling
AG93: "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." - Antonio Galloni