Château-Meyney St. Estephe 2015
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Estephe|
92-94. Barrel Sample. This wine is poised between great fruits and firm tannins. It has both in abundance, bursting with black currant flavors and lively acidity.
The core of dark plum and cherry fruit has good flesh for the vintage, though this is decidedly austere, with iron, singed alder and bay leaf notes holding sway through the finish, ending on the taut and woodsy side. A bit of cellaring will help, but this is unlikely to harmonize fully. Best from 2020 through 2027. 17,000 cases made.
The medium garnet-purple colored 2015 Meyney is scented of cassis, red currants and black berries with wafts of earth and herbs. The palate is medium-bodied and firm with nice fruit expression and vibrancy.