Meyney 2012 presents a deep colour with hints of violet. The nose develops notes of blackcurrant and other small black fruit, with a hint of slightly peppery spiciness combined with voluptuous, well-integrated woody notes. The palate reveals a gentle, harmonious wine that promises to age well. Rather unusually for Meyney, due to weather conditions that particularly favoured the Merlot, the proportion of Merlot in the blend for the Grand Vin is higher than that of Cabernet Sauvignon.
The wine has lots of warm black fruit and plum aromas, with cinnamon, spices, pepper and a hint of vanilla. The palate is concentrated with damsons, red fruit, spice and stony minerality with a very elegant and warm finish. The mouth is initially very silky but gives way to some mouth watering acidity and firm tannins.