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2012 Chateau MeyneyBlend from France

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"Meyney 2012 presents a deep colour with hints of violet. The nose develops notes of blackcurrant and other small black fruit, with a hint of slightly peppery spiciness combine...

  • 90 Wine Enthusiast
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"89–91. Barrel sample. This wine is marked by new-wood spice and strong structure that showcases a sense of weight and spicy ripeness. The palate is powerful, while also maintaining a bold, juicy character." April 2013

Product Description:

"Meyney 2012 presents a deep colour with hints of violet. The nose develops notes of blackcurrant and other small black fruit, with a hint of slightly peppery spiciness combined with voluptuous, well-integrated woody notes. The palate reveals a gentle, harmonious wine that promises to age well. Rather unusually for Meyney, due to weather conditions that particularly favoured the Merlot, the proportion of Merlot in the blend for the Grand Vin is higher than that of Cabernet Sauvignon." - Winery About the Estate
"Château Meyney is one of the oldest estates in the Médoc.

"In 1662, it was a Convent mentioned in records under the names Couvent des Feuillants or Prieuré des Couleys. Today, the estate stretches over some of the best hilltops above the Gironde Estuary. The river lying alongside the first rows of vines makes for a majestic, serene landscape.

"The estate belonged to the Luetkens family for several generations, and was then acquired by Mr Désiré Cordier in 1919. In 2004, CA Grands Crus, a subsidiary of the Groupe Crédit Agricole, acquired Château Meyney, with a determination to strengthen the potential of this outstanding cru. An improvement plan was put together for the entire estate. It is supervised today by Anne Le Naour, the Technical Director, and the consultant oenologist, Hubert de Bouärd." - Distributor

Product Detail

Item # 99443
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Ste Estephe
Ratings

90 - Wine Enthusiast

Vintage 2012
Color Red
ABV 1.5%
Varietal(s) Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, blackberry, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger, vanilla, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit
Nose violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, mocha, vanilla and tobacco