Chateau Meyney, Saint-Estèphe, Medoc, France, 2015
"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. Estephe."
"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."
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
Chateau Meyney is one of the oldest estates in Medoc. Flanked by Chateau Montrose (2nd growth) and Calon Segur (3rd growth), the property’s vines overlook and extend down to the Gironde River. Originally constructed as a monastery in 1662, the property was owned for several generations by the Luetkins family, who also owned Chateau La Tour Carnet (4th growth).
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. The 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.