42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 18% Petit Verdot
The 51 hectare Left Bank, Bordeaux vineyard of Chateau Meyney is one large, single plot, which is unusual for such a big vineyard. Situated close to Chateau Montrose and not far from Chateau Phelan Segur, the gravel and sand based terroir of Chateau Meyney has a large streak of blue clay close to three meters thick, that resides underneath the gravel and sand, top soil. The vineyard of Chateau Meyney is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. Those vines represent a change in the Chateau Meyney vineyard. Previously, there was some Cabernet Franc planted in their Medoc vineyard. Those vines were removed and more Merlot was added to the vineyard in its place. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 9,000 vines per hectare. The vines are on between 35 and 40 years old. However, they old vines that are close to 100 years of age. To produce the wine of Chateau Meyney, vinification takes place in traditional, temperature controlled, cement vats that vary in size. Malolactic fermentation takes place in vat. The wine is aged in 60% new, French oak barrels for between 18 and 24 months
What The Critics Say
95-96/100 James Suckling
"A very dense yet tight and focused red with blackcurrants, blackberries and hints of spices and walnuts. Full-bodied, very compact and long. Intense finish."
94/100 Decanter, Jane Anson
"It's clear that this is hugely concentrated, as is the Montrose right next door, but there's also beautiful juice and freshness underneath the black fruits and the powerful grip. Tannins, acidity and fruit: it's all there. This is great quality and should be long-lived, with a rich palate, evenly balanced and austere in all the right places. Another good vintage at this increasingly impressive property." Drink 2024 - 2040
91-94/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni
"The 2018 Meyney is powerful, dense and super-expressive. Gravel, game, scorched earth, smoke, licorice, incense and spice infuse this potent, virile Saint-Estèphe. The fruit profile and oak integration point to a transition towards a less extracted style. Even so, there is plenty of the richness readers have come to expect from Meyney. Tasted two times."
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