Château Meyney St. Estèphe 2009 Bordeaux, $38.24-$44.99, 93 points, reveals a very dense ruby, black currant-elderberry color welling opaque and transparent at the edge of the glass.
The aroma is more a bouquet of sweet blackberry, black currant, coffee, cocoa, earth, and just a hint of sandalwood.
With a pleasantly edgy near full body, this Bordeaux carries good acidity, and firm lasting tannin.
Black fruit highlight this wine, but subtle hints of pomegranate, plum, licorice, and a hint of mocha tie together the bow of the flavor package.
Finishing with the trailing palate and adding spice to the trim alongside an almost imperceptible heat (14.5% alcohol), caps-off Château Meyney's excellently balanced dry red wine.
Varietals are 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 15% Petit Verdot.
This is not a soft Merlot kind of wine for those who want to drink an alcohol spiked grape juice; this is an intense and complex wine experience which will be just too much for some of those California Merlot addicts (not meant to be derogatory). It would be like a person who has never ridden a horse before, and mounting a race horse; not impossible, but they just might get the thrill of their life.
I've been told that a good wine review is fifty words or less, but this is a blog post, and when a wine needs more time (This one does) and more space, then I'll give it the space (Belmont Stakes 1.5-mile-2.4 km)!
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