- Château Meyney
- St Estèphe
- Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Petit Verdot
- 2028 - 2042
- Case size
- En Primeur
Goedhuis, June 2020,
No longer the secret it once was. This gorgeous little estate adjoining Ch Montrose produces one of the most charismatic wines in St Estèphe. Scented with hints of liquorice, eucalyptus, cedar and blackcurrants. This is direct and shows great energy and drive. I love the purity of fruit and the lively, refreshing palate that gives way on the finish to a fine volume and lingers on hints of mocha and vanilla pod. A wine with backbone and persistence.
Neal Martin, June 2020,
The 2019 Meyney is well defined on the bouquet, leaning a little more towards the red side of the fruit spectrum with raspberry, wild strawberry and floral scents. The oak is neatly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins. It has a citric element from start to finish, a taut line of acidity with light spicy notes towards the finish that shares the brininess of stablemate Grand Puy Ducasse. Very fine. Tasted twice with consistent notes. Drink 2024 - 2048
Antonio Galloni, June 2020,
The 2019 Meyney is a powerful, inky and extroverted wine. Dark fruit, licorice, cloves, menthol and dried herbs give the wine brooding power. Although not a shy wine by any means, Meyney has a good bit of energy to play off all that concentration. The style remains a bit pushed, but less overtly so than in the recent past.
Wine Advocate, June 2020,
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.
James Suckling, May 2020,
Aromas and flavors of blackberries and blueberries with walnut and coffee-bean notes. Medium to full body, integrated tannins and a flavorful finish. Excellent, but not the 2018.
Decanter, June 2020,
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. Drinking Window 2025 - 2038
Wine Cellar Insider, June 2020,
Dark garnet in color, with a healthy sweetness to the cherry and raspberry fruits on the nose and palate. The wine is medium-bodied, fresh and energetic.
Château Meyney enjoys one of the prime positions in St Estèphe, just next to Montrose, with their vineyards planted on gravel running down to the Gironde. Their vines comprise of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot.
St Estèphe is the most northern of Médoc communal crus. Its unique terroir is made up of layers of gravel which are supported by a dense clay base. This subsoil retains water in dry seasons and works particularly well with Merlot, a largely planted variety which is used to flesh out Cabernet Sauvignon. This clay base also creates powerful, textured tannins which enable St Estèphe to stand out from the pack. Like St Julien, it is one of the four most important communal appellations of the Médoc which does not contain any first growths, despite its southern border being a stone'sthrow from Château Lafite. Nonetheless, it is home to some excellent châteaux making fine wines such as Cos d'Estournel, Montrose, Calon Ségur and Lafon Rochet.