Chateau Meyney 2016

Chateau Meyney 2016

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The property which eventually became Chateau Meyney was first mentioned in 1662. It was originally a convent known as Couvent des Feuillants or Prieuré des Couleys. The real history of Chateau Meyney begins in 1919 when Desire Cordier purchases the property. The name Cordier was prominently featured on the label for many years, nearly leaving the name Chateau Meyney as a secondary mention. In 2004, the estate was sold to Groupe Crédit Agricole.

Chateau Meyney is unique in the Bordeaux region, The vineyard is in a single block of 126 acres, with a slope of 20 meters. It is very near to the Gironde Estuary which helps protect the vines from frost. The vines are an average age of 35 to 40 years, divided between 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30%Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot

Wine Spectator: 92
Solidly built, with a dark and juicy core of currant, plum and blackberry reduction flavors, inlaid with charcoal and smoldering tobacco notes. Offers a pleasant loamy tug through the finish. Gutsy wine. The better of two bottles tasted. Best from 2022 through 2032.
Decanter: 94
Rich and full, this is very St-Estèphe: round through the mid-palate, with an amazingly tasty balance of richness and freshness leading to salinity and minerality on the finish. It will need another five to eight years before being ready to drink, but it has to be one of the value picks of the vintage.
Vinous: 93
The 2016 Meyney is a bold, powerful wine. Tobacco, menthol, chocolate, spice and torrefaction notes all add shades of darkness. Meyney is potent and quite broad in feel, and yet everything is very nicely balanced. Although not especially subtle, Meyney delivers the goods, and then some.
James Suckling: 96
Wild nose. Impressive, deep hue and a wealth of fresh, violet-like aromas, as well as cassis, graphite and dark cherries. The palate has a very sleek, fine, powerful core of tannins that bring a lot of depth and deliver rich dark-fruit flavor. A classic Meyney. Best since 1961! Try from 2023.