This Saint Estephe Chateau makes wines that are true to the appellation with impressive depth and concentration. Usually modestly priced en primeur. The 51 hectare vineyard is planted with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. Recent vintages have impressed us here. This Chateau always performs well in blind tastings - often being mistaken for Montrose - and was a star of "Southwold 2015" and "Ten Years On 2009".
|Meyney ||BT||340||180-240||225||91/93||NM|| |
|Meyney ||DM|| ||110|| || |
|Meyney ||IM|| ||195|| || |
Opaque purple in colour, with a nose of fresh blackcurrant and graphite. The palate is powerful and savoury, fresh bramble fruits intermingling with cedar and tobacco. The tannins are crunchy and mouthcoating, providing weight, structure and mineral depth. A long, sinewy finish is bolstered by a burst of ripe cassis fruit.
|Score: 16.5+||Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, May 2020|
The 2019 Meyney is well defined on the bouquet, leaning a little more towards the red side of the fruit spectrum with raspberry, wild strawberry and floral scents. The oak is neatly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins. It has a citric element from start to finish, a taut line of acidity with light spicy notes towards the finish that shares the brininess of stablemate Grand Puy Ducasse. Very fine. Tasted twice with consistent notes. 2024 - 2048
|Score: 91/93||Neal Martin, vinous.com, June 2020|
Deep purple-black in color, the 2019 Meyney strides confidently out of the glass with classic notes of cassis, warm plums and baked blackberries plus hints of cedar chest, bay leaves, pencil lead and clove oil plus a waft of underbrush. The medium to full-bodied palate has a generous core of ripe black fruits with a slight touch of oak poking through and a firm backbone of ripe, grainy tannins, finishing with impressive length.
|Score: 90/92+||Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (June 2020 ), June 2020|
Aromas and flavors of blackberries and blueberries with walnut and coffee-bean notes. Medium to full body, integrated tannins and a flavorful finish. Excellent, but not the 2018.
|Score: 92/93||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, May 2020|
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