2014 Chateau Meyney: ‘a real turn up for the books’

23 Oct 2019

'It's certainly the best wine I've tasted from the estate... 

...(And I have tasted wines dating back to 1929!)' - Jeff Leve, thewinecellarinsider.com

'On the Left Bank, you should travel to the northern Medoc to find the best [2014s]… check out a wonderful Meyney, a property that has come on leaps and bounds in recent years… [it's] a real turn up for the books. It has a very intense, detailed bouquet with pure blackberry, raspberry, crushed stone and dried violet aromas, gaining vivacity with almost each swirl of the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, grippy and dense and yet not overpowering. It is a wine that will require a decade in bottle but there is huge potential here. 93 points.' - Neal Martin, Bordeaux 2014 The Southwold Tasting, vinous.com, 27 March 2018

A quiet transformation has been taking place at Chateau Meyney. Acquired by CA Grands Crus in 2004, in 2010 the talented Anne Le Naour was appointed technical director and she has overseen big improvements in the definition, precision and elegance of the wine. Situated immediately north of Montrose and on the same, propitious gravel bank overlooking the estuary, the 51 hectare vineyard is bounded by part of Calon-Segur and plots of Cos d'Estournel to the west. 15% Petit Verdot is the signature of Meyney, while a deep vein of blue clay prompted Michel Bettane to call it the Petrus of St-Estephe.

At last year's Southwold tasting, Meyney outshone Calon-Segur and Lafon-Rochet to claim Neal Martin's third highest score among the strongly performing 2014 St-Estephes and yet costs about a quarter of the price of the top two. We opened a bottle last Friday and were seduced by its pure dark fruit and minerality. By Saturday evening it was singing - beautiful depth of cassis flavour and lovely freshness and balance. Drink it now with a good period of aeration or cellar it for 5 years+ to realise its full potential. /AR

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Vintage Description Cs Sz Bt Sz Cs Bts Cs ib Cs inc Bt inc
2014 drink or keep Meyney (St-Estephe)
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