CHATEAU MEYNEY Cru Bourgeois, St-Estephe 2020 Wooden Case x 6 Bottles - PRE-RELEASE
Red Still Wine | France | Bordeaux | Saint-Estèphe | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
We are very pleased to announce the start of the highly anticipated 2020 Bordeaux En-Primeur campaign, one which promises to be as exciting as it is different in our new post-brexit, mid-covid world.
Not having had the chance to travel to Bordeaux to taste we are very reliant on several key factors namely; pedigree, reputation, consistency and critics and the critics seem to like it.
Chateau Meyney can trace its history to the 17th century, when it was a Convent. Currently owened by a subsidiary of Credit Agricole, the 51 hectare estate sits on some of the highest hilltops in the Medoc, overlooking the Gironde Estuary. Planted on Garonne gravels, the vines average an age of 35 to 40 years and are divided between 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. Chateau Meyney hand picks all of their grapes by hand and then are carefully sorted with a state of the art optical sorting machine in the cellar.
THE WINE ADVOCATE 90-92+
"Deep purple-black in color, the 2019 Meyney strides confidently out of the glass with classic notes of cassis, warm plums and baked blackberries plus hints of cedar chest, bay leaves, pencil lead and clove oil plus a waft of underbrush. The medium to full-bodied palate has a generous core of ripe black fruits with a slight touch of oak poking through and a firm backbone of ripe, grainy tannins, finishing with impressive length."
JAMES SUCKLING 93-94 Points
21 Apr, 2021 – "A firm, intense red Bordeaux with blackcurrants and purple fruit, as well as hints of walnuts and some sweet tobacco. It’s full-bodied and dense with layers of fruit and tannins."
DECANTER 93 points
Tasted by Jane Anson
Part of Bordeaux 2020: best value reds
"A punch of bright plummy fruits, a little austere on the finish but one that you feel will age well. Mocha and coffee bean through the mid palate, keeping things moving right along at a fair pace, with a generous handful of rosemary and sage spice on the finish. Harvest 16 September to October 1. Always one of the real value picks in St-Estèphe. Drinking Window 2025 - 2038."
JANCIS ROBINSON 17.5points
Drink: 2028 - 2046
Full bottle 1,350 g. Cask sample taken 26 April. 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 13% Petit Verdot. Merlot was picked 16 to 24 September, Petit Verdot was picked 23 September, Cabernet Sauvignon was picked 24 September to 1 October. Cold soak and some malo took place in new barrels. Matured in barriques (35% new).
"Dark, lustrous crimson. Really very glamorous indeed. Ripe but fresh nose with an interesting balsam note. Smooth as satin initially on the palate with the savoury tannins (actually there in abundance) just nudging onto the palate at the end, which is dry but not drying. Very long and rather splendid on the finish with St-Estèphe’s stoniness evident. Very smart indeed with no concessions to simple sweetness."
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Delivery - Autumn 2023
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