Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, smoke, chocolate, licorice and tobacco are some of the signatures in the 2014 Meyney. This is one of the more overt, flamboyant 2014s readers will come across. Although certainly not a shy wine, it is loaded with personality. The late harvest and the generally intense style favored by consulting winemaker Hubert de Boüard are very much in evidence. Tasted two times.
|Score: 92||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February 2017|
This is one of the most immediately appealing 2014s from the appellation thanks to its very ripe black fruits, and there’s still a lot of structure behind it. Reminds me of some of Meyney’s top vintages of the 1960s. Drink or hold.
|Score: 92||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2017|
The 2014 Meyney is a real turn up for the books. It has a very intense, detailed bouquet with pure blackberry, raspberry, crushed stone and dried violet aromas, gaining vivacity with almost each swirl of the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, grippy and dense and yet not overpowering. The oak is very well assimilated although it clams up towards the finish. It is a wine that will require a decade in bottle but there is huge potential here. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. 2020 - 2040
|Score: 93||Neal Martin, vinous.com, March 2018|
When I tasted the 2014 Meyney from barrel, I described it as a little gem. Now in bottle, is it still glistening as brightly? Well, it has a delightful, well-defined bouquet of blackberry, cedar and pencil box that is your typical Saint Estèphe. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin on the entry, good weight in the mouth and that Pauillac-like graphite tincture on the finish extant. There is a touch of chewiness here, some rough edges that will need to be abraded by bottle age, but there remains good potential. Drink Date 2020-2035
|Score: 90||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Interim En), April 2017|
The Château Meyney 2014 is a little gem. The nose is classic Saint Estèphe with blackberry and raspberry fruit, fine delineation and poise, a sense of mineralité that will hopefully be manifested in bottle. The palate is fresh on the entry with slightly chalky tannin, decent weight in the mouth with a graphite finish that is as much Pauillac as Saint Estèphe. Excellent. Drink 2018-2032
|Score: 89/91||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (218), April 2015|
Full body, dense and silky with a beautiful dark currant and berry character. Long and silky. Very fine. Best Meyney in years!
|Score: 92/93||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, March 2015|
A deep, powerful wine, the 2014 Meyney shows the more virile, imposing side of the vintage. Black cherries, plums, game, smoke, tobacco and menthol are all supported by a spine of firm tannin that gives the wine its imposing structure. This fruit did not come in until October 30, very late, even by the standards of the year. The style is decidedly virile, with more than enough pure depth and underlying structure to develop beautifully in bottle for many years. Consulting Winemaker Hubert de Boüard is doing terrific work at Meyney.
|Score: 90/93||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2015|
Tasted blind. Very dark crimson. Really exciting lift and stoniness on the nose. Opulent and round. Fleshier than most St-Estèphes. Goes for drama. Scores for drama if not typicality. Almost syrupy texture!
|Score: 17||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2018|
Shows good tension, featuring a singed iron note running from start to finish, wrapped in dark plum and red currant fruit, with savory and tobacco accents. Best from 2019 through 2028. 16,165 cases made.
|Score: 91||James Molesworth, WineSpectator.com, February 2017|
|Score: 87||Decanter Magazine, April 2015|