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2020 Château Meyney, St Estèphe

2020 Château Meyney, St Estèphe

Ref: BORD2002
Red  |  Still  |  14% ABV

Château Meyney was first planted with vines in the mid-seventeenth century on a site that had previously  been a convent. In the modern era, significant dates have included the 1917 purchase of the chateau by the Cordier family of negociants, an organisation that also owned Gruaud Larose and Talbot among other properties on both banks of the Gironde. Respective to that era of wine production in Bordeaux, the Cordier bottlings were regarded as very good indeed. More recently the 51 hectare Meyney was purchased by Crédit Agricole in 2004 and, especially in the more recent vintages, quality has been soaring. Like Sociando Mallet, Meyney sits right on the Gironde Estuary and it is a neighbour of Château Montrose. The vineyard is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot and is in one contiguous block, something rarer in the Médoc than one would think. Vintages from 2014 have been exceptional here. This is a St Estèphe that still represents excellent value. With the sort of pricing trends we've seen in Bordeaux in recent years, one wonders for how long this will continue to be the case...

Case of 6 Bottles
price shown is under bond
£123.00
duty paid price: £163.67
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Wine Details
Wine Details
AppellationAppellation: St Estèphe
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: France
RegionRegion: Bordeaux
ColourColour: Red
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 14%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2027-2045
MaturityMaturity: Not Yet Ready
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

"Dark, lustrous crimson. Really very glamorous indeed. Ripe but fresh nose with an interesting balsam note. Smooth as satin initially on the palate with the savoury tannins (actually there in abundance) just nudging onto the palate at the end, which is dry but not drying. Very long and rather splendid on the finish with St-Estèphe’s stoniness evident. Very smart indeed with no concessions to simple sweetness." Jancis Robinson

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained

Sweetness

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Location Explained
Location Explained

Location

AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information

Pricing

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