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 Bodeaux 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. 15,000 cases made.
Wine Advocate: 87
The deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Meyney has a nose of cassis, tar, earth and bay leaves with redcurrants. The medium-bodied palate is a little lean and herbal, with firm, grainy tannins.
Decanter: 92
Cool blueberry fruit aromas, with some creamy, round qualities. The palate is smooth and pleasurable. ‘A more modern style,’ said wine buyer Jean Haudy, ‘but very agreeable’. Indeed, somewhat similar in style to Beau-Site, and also an improvement over the 2010, which is not quite as focused or as fresh. Drinking Window 2020 - 2030.
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.