2018 Chateau Meyney Saint-Estephe

  • Neighbor to Ch. Montrose & Calon-Segur
  • Critically Acclaimed, 96 Point Vintage
  • "Beautiful Juice" & "Tremendous Value"
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About the Wine

Superbly located on a knoll overlooking the Gironde estuary, the château lies at the center of a single-block vineyard of 126 acres. The estate was founded in the 17th century, the first vines were planted by the monks that owned the property at the time. Large improvements have been made to the estate since its purchase in 2004 by the CA Grand Crus. The ownership brought on Hubert de Bouard, the winemaker of Chateau Angelus, to consult. With new leadership, Chateau Meyney is now producing the best wine it ever has.

Château Meyney looks down onto the Gironde and the presence of the estuary protects the estate from frosts. The vineyard is planted on Garonne gravels. The vines are an average age of 35 to 40 years, divided between typical Bordeaux varieties. The vines climb to an altitude of 20 meters up, quite a steep slope, ensuring good natural drainage of the soil. Similar to “Pétrus”, a layer of blue clay about 10 feet thick lies at a depth of 8 feet below the surface. These remarkable natural factors give the wine an exceptional richness.

Neighboring wineries are Chateau Montrose (2nd growth) and Calon-Segur (3rd growth) which sell for over $150/bottle! Meyney is an amazing value in St.Estephe that must be experienced.

Tasting Notes:Red wine. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. The wine is intensely aromatic with dark fruit and a gamey earthy quality. The palate is big without being overwhelming.

Reviews

Blueberry, blackcurrant, clove, dark chocolate, praline, and gravel on the nose. It’s full-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins. Focused, chewy, and layered. Fantastic effort here. Try from 2025. ~95 James Suckling

This estate, whose magnificent vineyards slope down to the Gironde estuary, is situated between two classed growth properties. This wine, rich and structured, powered by solid tannins as well as serious black fruits and youthful juicy acidity, is going to take its time to mature. Wait to drink until 2027. ~94 Wine Enthusiast, Cellar Selection

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. Drinking Window 2024 - 2040 ~94 Decanter

The 2018 Meyney is every bit as impressive as it was en primeur. Technical Director Anne Le Naour has done a terrific job in reining in some of the excess weight and power of previous vintages, but without sacrificing richness. Classy and layered, Meyney boasts fabulous depth and tons of character. Ripe red/purplish fruit, spice, blood orange, smoke, and incense are some of the many aromas and flavors that mesh together. The 2018 offers striking immediacy, but also has enough structure to develop well in bottle for 15-20 years, maybe more. The 2018 Meyney is a wine of immense pleasure. Best of all, it is a tremendous value. ~93 Antonio Galloni

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