Wine of the Day: Chateau Meyney 2009 1-26-2017

Chateau Meyney St. Estephe 2009 750ML ($49.95) Buy Now $39 special, in-stock now!

Case-12 Chateau Meyney St. Estephe 2009 750ML ($549.95) Buy Now $438 special, in-stock now!
(That’s only $36.50 per bottle!)52e1162a40969-Meyney-Photo-Aerienne-1

The ’09  Chateau Meyney stands out to me for the approachability for a Bordeaux of this nature. When I first tried it upon release, January 2012, it was certainly tight, but the potential was clearly shouting out. I set a glass aside and by the end of the night, the underlying soft spice aromas really filled the glass and the fruit beneath the surface was beginning to stand out. Well made Bordeaux at this price is truly a gem. It could be viewed as our gateway wine into collecting and aging. Baking spices and licorice, whiffs of smoke, herbs and ripe fruit – all beautiful, and will continue to work their magic in the bottle for another decade. –Andy

Wine Advocate 92 points “I clearly underrated this wine from barrel. The finest wine made at this estate since 1982, this opaque black wine is a sleeper of the vintage, with oodles of blackberry fruit interwoven with hints of charcoal, forest floor, licorice and damp earth. Deep, rich, chewy, full-bodied and opulent, this is a fabulous Meyney that, because of its low acidity and very ripe tannin, can be drunk in 3-4 years or cellared for two decades. Bravo!”