The shock result of this year's Southwold tasting - 2015 Meyney

 

As most of our customers will know, every year a group of senior members of the wine trade hold a tasting of the latest Bordeaux vintage to be physically released. This year it was the turn of 2015.

Naturally, it’s reassuring when the big names do well when tasted in blind conditions and congratulations go out to Yquem, Haut Brion Blanc and Ausone for their winning performances.

However, what’s always interesting is to see which modestly priced wine does best when up against the superstar names that sell at far higher prices.

This year the undisputed winner of “Best Value” Bordeaux in 2015 was Château Meyney. This is a wine that sells at just over £20 per bottle yet it achieved the same average score as Palmer and Lynch Bages and beat the likes of Cos d’Estournel, Ducru Beaucaillou and Le Pin.  

In Jancis Robinson MW's detailed report released today, she scores Meyney 2015 a whopping 18.5 points – above Petrus, Lafite, Latour, Margaux and Haut Brion – and comments that "everyone thought it was Montrose!".

This really is an extraordinary performance by Meyney and at £260 per dozen in bond (or £250 for 2 dozen or more) it’s hard to think of a higher rated red wine from Bordeaux at a lower price.

Minimum Order – 12 bottles
This wine will be available for delivery at the end of February/early March


2015 Château Meyney

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Bordeaux2015MeyneyBT690260.00cs18.5 JRAdd to Basket
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“Tasted blind. Very dark crimson. Rich array of aromas on the nose. Ambitious with lots of stuff covering a pretty massive charge of tannins. Just slightly inky. Exciting finish. Very persistent. Classic build with lots of ambition. Everyone thought this was Montrose! Very good value. Drink 2025-2045"

18.5 points, Jancis Robinson MW, 2019

“Tasted blind at the 2015 Southwold group tasting. A deep ruby purple in the glass, this exudes ripe blackcurrant, liquorice and toasted spices on the nose. The palate is dense and tightly wound, with intense cassis, nutmeg and toast in harmony with a bold, chewy tannic structure. This muscular style is not overpowering due to the depth and concentration of fruit. Though ripe, there are waves of freshness from the tannin and acidity in the wine. A long, savoury finish suggests a very good future ahead."

17 points, Farr Vintners, 2019


Minimum Order – 12 bottles
This wine will be available for delivery at the end of February/early March