Marks and reviews
Situated on the left bank of Bordeaux, Chateau Meyney is in an exceptional location, close to the Gironde estuary. With a history dating back to 1662, this estate, owned by the Credit Agricole Grands Crus subsidiary, has experienced a remarkable increase in quality over recent decades. The wines of Chateau Meyney are among the finest references in the Saint-Estephe and Medoc appellations.
Next to Chateau Montrose, Chateau Meyney watches over a 51-hectare single plot vineyard. The vines are 36 years old on average and are planted on Garonne gravel soils with a notable feature. A 3-metre thick layer of blue clay, that can also be found in the Chateau Petrus terroir, is buried in the subsoil.
The vinification and aging
The hand-picked grapes are rigorously sorted before destemming, followed by a plot-by-plot vinification in temperature controlled stainless steel or concrete tanks. After blending, the wine is aged for 16 to 18 months in barrels (30 to 40% of which are new oak).
Chateau Meyney 2008 comprises a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (53%), Merlot (29%) and Petit Verdot (18%).
This wine is an intense purple-red color.
Expressive, the nose blends fruity (blueberry, blackcurrant), floral (violet) and toasted bread fragrances with delicious mineral notes.
Full and well-balanced, this wine seduces the palate with its silky tannins and its exceptional length.