Price:  £33.95 | Case Rate: £32.25

Chateau Meyney - Meyney 2014

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Bordeaux
  • Wine Maker: Denis Dubourdieu
  • Grape Percentage: 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot and 9% Cabernet Franc
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12.50
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Now-2035
En Primeur
WA: 90 (2014)

Wine tasting notes

The wines of Chateau Meyney are deep, dark and concentrated with plenty of ripe blackcurrant fruit and a distinctive aroma of smoke, prunes, truffles, coffee and cherries. The wines are well structured, velvety smooth and weighty. They age well and should be cellared as they continue to develop well in the bottle.

Winery Information

Chateau Meyney

The history of Ch. Meyney dates back to at least the 17th Century (although it is almost certainly much older), and was originally the site of a convent entitled the Prieur? des Couleys, occasionally also referred to as the Couvent des Feuillants. Indeed, this ecclesiastical origin...

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2014)90 pts

When I tasted the 2014 Meyney from barrel, I described it as a little gem. Now in bottle, is it still glistening as brightly? Well, it has a delightful, well-defined bouquet of blackberry, cedar and pencil box that is your typical Saint Estèphe. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin on the entry, good weight in the mouth and that Pauillac-like graphite tincture on the finish extant. There is a touch of chewiness here, some rough edges that will need to be abraded by bottle age, but there remains good potential. Neal Martin

Vinification Notes

The fruit is harvested by hand, with a selection in the vineyard, followed by a sorting table at entry to the chai, then destemmed before a cold maceration for up to six days, at a temperature of around 10§C. The fermentation is in glass-lined cement vats with temperature control, rising to 32§C, using cultured yeasts, with pumping over to submerge the cap. Subsequently the wine will go into oak, although there are also stainless steel vats to hand for storage and blending as required. The oak is 70-90% new each vintage for the grand vin, Chateau Meyney.The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in barrel, is racked every three months, and after fourteen will be fined and then bottled.