A fantastic vintage for this underrated Chateau, the 2019 is outstanding and is a superb value for the category. We have a limited amount of this in stock now, and it is one of our favorite best-buy Bordeaux that we tasted last year. This is a fantastic house pour but also one with sneaky longevity in the cellar. The 2019 Chteau Meyney is a knockout and highly recommended.
Chateau Meyney is one of the oldest estates in the Medoc, founded in 1662. The estate has changed hands over the years and most recently was acquired by the CA Grands Crus, a subsidiary of the Groupe Crédit Agricole, who saw hidden potential in this address and was determined to strengthen this cru. The new and highly qualified team developed an improvement plan, and the wines have never been better. Today the estate stretches 51 hectares over some of the best hilltops above the Gironde Estuary in a single continuous block. The vines are 35-40 years old on average, divided between 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 10% Petit Verdot, which is the exact blend for this wine. The estate here says the soil composition is similar to that of Petrus and has excellent drainage with a layer of blue clay about 10 feet thick lying 8 feet below the surface, which imbues a beautiful richness to the wine. Grapes are harvested by hand and sorted twice, once in the vineyard and at the property, using a high-tech optical sorting machine. Vinification happens in various sized vats, starting after a short cold soak, and aging in French oak barrels (40% new) for 18 to 24 months, depending on the vintage.
2019 is an exceptional vintage for this wine and is one of the best deals of the vintage for Bordeaux. The perfect cellar saver and a wine that appeals to even the pickiest of Bordeaux drinkers offering an incredible value for the category.
Decanter 93 points! "One of the wines I use as a marker of how good the vintage is in St Estèphe, because it isn't classified but is in a brilliant location right next door to Montrose. And this is good, extremely concentrated, pure cassis and bilberry flavours, tons of tannins, clear austerity and fairly high acidity as I am getting in a lot of these 2019s. Not the same luscious character as 2018, but in many ways that makes it more typical of the appellation, and the alcohol seems less over the top than in 2018. Lots to enjoy here, not quite up to 2016 standard but not far. Tasted two weeks apart, and if anything its expression had deepened second time around. Hubert de Boüard consultant. (Drink between 2025 - 2038)"
Wine Advocate 90-92+ points! "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."