Chateau Meyney  2014 Front Label
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Chateau Meyney 2014

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750ML / 12.5% ABV
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750ML / 12.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Château Meyney’s vineyard is planted of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot, on a perfectly-drained gravel soil that provides ideal conditions for grapes ripening. This unusually high share of Petit Verdot explains a particular trait of the wines, which regularly show notes of leather and musk after a period of time. The wine is full-bodied, well-rounded and structured. After ageing, the wine displays the remarkable charm of the best Saint-Estèphe: complexity, balance and harmony.

Critical Acclaim

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JS 92
James Suckling
This is one of the most immediately appealing 2014s from the appellation thanks to its very ripe black fruits, and there’s still a lot of structure behind it. Reminds me of some of Meyney’s top vintages of the 1960s. Drink or hold.
WS 91
Wine Spectator
Shows good tension, featuring a singed iron note running from start to finish, wrapped in dark plum and red currant fruit, with savory and tobacco accents. Best from 2019 through 2028.
RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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.
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Chateau Meyney, France
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Château Meyney is located in the famous Saint-Estèphe appellation in the northern part of Bordeaux. Ideally flanked by Château Montrose (2ème Grand Cru Classé) and Calon-Ségur (3ème Grand Cru Classé), it lies at the center of a single block of vineyards of 60 hectares (126 acres) overviewing the Gironde estuary.

Meyney was founded by Cistercian monks in 1662. The property was confiscated during the French Revolution, and subsequently resold into private hands. It was owned for several generations by the Luetkins family, royalists, who also owned Château La Tour Carnet (4th growth). During the 1855 classification, the Luetkins family had the right to present one estate for classification. Torn between Meyney (which had a superior terroir) and La Tour Carnet (which had a more majestic chateau), The Leutkins submitted La Tour Carnet...which was classified as a 4th growth. As a result, Meyney was not classified. However, given its prime location and extraordinary terroir, it is considered as many as a 2ème or 3ème Grand Cru Classé, but at a much more affordable price.

The property is owned by the CA Grands Crus since 2004 and is led by Anne Le Naour’s team. With major investments done in the vineyard and the cellar, Meyney is now producing world class wines today. Today, half of the vineyard goes through organic practices.

La Chapelle de Meyney is the second wine of Meyney. These are younger vines of 15-20 years that will one day make it into the Grand Vin. The wine is aged for 12 months in 35% new French oak.

Estate grown and bottled. Sustainable and organic practices. 4,000 cases produced annually. 

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Deeply colored, concentrated, and distinctive, St. Estephe is the go-to for great, age-worthy and reliable Bordeaux reds. Separated from Pauillac merely by a stream, St. Estephe is the farthest northwest of the highest classed villages of the Haut Medoc and is therefore subject to the most intense maritime influence of the Atlantic.

St. Estephe soils are rich in gravel like all of the best sites of the Haut Medoc but here the formation of gravel over clay creates a cooler atmosphere for its vines compared to those in the villages farther downstream. This results in delayed ripening and wines with higher acidity compared to the other villages.

While they can seem a bit austere when young, St. Estephe reds prove to live very long in the cellar. Traitionally dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, many producers now add a significant proportion of Merlot to the blend, which will soften any sharp edges of the more tannic, Cabernet.

The St. Estephe village contains two second growths, Chateau Montrose and Cos d’Estournel.

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One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the best of these are densely hued, fragrant, full of fruit and boast a structure that begs for cellar time. Somm Secret—Blends from Bordeaux are generally earthier compared to those from the New World, which tend to be fruit-dominant.

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