Château-Meyney St. Estephe 2018
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Estephe|
The 2018 Meyney is every bit as impressive as it was en primeur. Technical Director Anne Le Naour has done a terrific job in reining in some of the excess weight and power of previous vintages, but without sacrificing richness. Classy and layered, Meyney boasts fabulous depth and tons of character. Ripe red/purplish fruit, spice, blood orange, smoke and incense are some of the many aromas and flavors that mesh together. The 2018 offers striking immediacy, but also has enough structure to develop well in bottle for 15-20 years, maybe more. The 2018 Meyney is a wine of immense pleasure. Best of all, it is a tremendous value.
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.