Château-Meyney St. Estephe 2009
|France, Bordeaux, St. Estephe
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!
On the taut side, with mulled fig and black currant fruit framed with a thick layer of roasted tobacco and allied to an austere, chalky finish. Best from 2013 through 2020. 13,330 cases made.