The 2012 Meyney has an attractive blackberry, wild hedgerow and sous-bois bouquet that demands a bit of coaxing from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins supporting black fruit laced with orange peel and white pepper. There is decent weight and density on the finish, completing a very capable and enjoyable Meyney. Drink over the next decade. Tasted at a vertical at Château Meyney. 2020 - 2030
|Score: 90||Neal Martin, vinous.com, July 2020|
This estate is quickly returning from a long period of mediocrity. This sleeper of the vintage exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to copious notes of black raspberries, blueberries, loamy soil and roasted Provencal herbs. Medium to full-bodied, it should drink well for 10-12+ years. Drink 2013-2025.
|Score: 88/90||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (206), April 2013|
The 2012 Meyney is a deep, structured wine with a lot going on in the glass. The expressive bouquet alone is enticing, but all the elements simply come together effortlessly. The pliant fruit suggests the 2012 can be enjoyed young - and it can - but there is also more than enough depth to allow the wine to age gracefully for years. This is an impressive Saint-Estephe, especially for the year. Drink 2018-2032.
|Score: 91||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, January 2016|
Deep ruby garnet in colour with a meaty, rich and savoury nose, accented by wild berries. The palate is dense and rich, with ripe cassis at the core. Very Medocain with structure and savour to the fore, there are herbal and meaty accents to the fruit. There are layers of toasted spices, cedar and camphor on the bold and intense finish. Drink now with a decant, or over the next 10+ years.
|Score: 15.5+||Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, February 2020|
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