Chateau Meyney, Saint-Estèphe, Medoc, France, 2015
Overview of the Wine
Château Meyney’s vineyard is planted of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot, on a perfectly drained gravel soil that provides ideal conditions for grapes ripening. This unusually high share of Petit Verdot explains a particular trait of the wines, which regularly show notes of leather and musk after a period of time.
This wine is full-bodied, well-rounded and structured. After ageing, the wine displays the remarkable charm of the best Saint-Estèphe: complexity, balance, and harmony.
Why We Picked This Wine
2015 is an outstanding vintage – perhaps the best ever.
This is a dependable house and a great wine value.
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot. 10% Petit Verdot
Chateau Meyney is one of the oldest estates in the Médoc. It initially served as a convent in the 1660’s and later fell under ownership of the Cordiers in 1919. The property’s rich history mirrors the richness of its landscape. It is located in St. Estephe, a region that is known for its high-quality, age-worthy and reliable Bordeaux reds. The soils are rich in gravel, which forms over clay to create a cool atmosphere for its vines and, thus, highly acidic wines.
"An outstanding red with blackberry and chocolate character. Full to medium body, silky tannins and a fresh finish. Very well done for the vintage considering less than perfect conditions in St. Estèphe.
"The 2015 Meyney has a rounded red cherry and blackcurrant scented bouquet with a touch of spice that only develops with rigorous aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. I appreciate the fleshiness of this Saint Estèphe and it is nicely balanced. I can envisage this being an enjoyable 2015 to drink over the next decade, even if I suspect they will create better vintages in the future."
"This wine is poised between great fruits and firm tannins. It has both in
abundance, bursting with black currant flavors and lively acidity."