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
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duty paid price: £156.47
“Excellent depth of flavour and ripeness. Sappy with no skinniness. Really no sign that this was a difficult vintage. Complete. Fresh with ripe tannins dominated by vibrant, ripe fruit. It even has some impressive persistence. It’s not super-ripe but is certainly ripe enough.” Jancis Robinson
“Gorgeous floral aromatics, this is crisp with the most delicious blackcurrant and black cherry and strawberry fruit flavour - really so well executed. Lively and bright, clean and clear. Succulent and juicy, lovely frame and texture overall. A wonderful easy to drink wine, with elegance refinement but still that concentration that drives the flavours from start to finish. A top buy for classic claret, refreshing, minty, deep, layered and so charming.” Decanter Magazine
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