2012 Château Meyney St. Estèphe Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note

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2012 Château Meyney  (St. Estèphe) 89

Ready to drink, medium-bodied, classically-classically-styled, with a nose of tobacco, cedar, green pepper and bright red fruits, the wine is slightly lean on the palate with fresh, bright, crisp red fruits in the finish. 89 Points

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Earth, forest and cassis notes shift to a medium-bodied, cassis-filled wine that should drink well young. 88-90 Pts

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When to Drink Chateau Meyney, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Meyney can be enjoyed early. However, the wine is often better with at least a few years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. Chateau Meyney is usually best enjoyed in the first 10-20 years after the vintage, when it is at full maturity.

Young vintages can be decanted for 1-2 hours. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Serving Chateau Meyney with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Meyney is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Meyney is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Meyney is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

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