Meyney (St. Estephe) 2014

  • Type: Red
  • Producer: Meyney
  • Varietal: Bordeaux Red
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: C5220
$54.95
In stock
SKU
C5220
Meyney (St. Estephe) 2014 is available to buy in increments of 1

"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." - Wine Advocate

Goodbye Summer, Hello Bordeaux

If you’re giddy for Fall and are ready to move the cooking indoors with braises, soups and stews, you’ll probably want a red wine within reach for this seasonal shift. No other wine ticks all the boxes quite like Bordeaux when we think of Fall wine pairings. Medium in body, with balanced fruit and acidity, it functions as the secret ingredient that makes a meal go from good to great. Château Meyney represents one of the most extraordinary bargains of Bordeaux’s largest appellation, St-Estèphe. The Château lies at the center of one, large single block of vineyards (126 acres) which are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. St-Estèphe is unique as it has less gravel than the other main communes in the Medoc, and a lot more clay. This clay-based soil makes wine with a sturdy character, meaning they often need some bottle age before the wine fully comes together and the tannins are tamed. Château Meyney changed ownership in 2004 and with it, a spare-no-expense approach to improving the vineyards and cellar. The 2014 vintage marked the beginning of a new phase for the estate and saw a significant jump in quality.  Now, six years after vintage, this bottling is entering its prime drinking window. You can expect classic Bordeaux aromas of blackberry, plum, spice and lead pencil. On the palate, it is full-bodied, well-rounded and loaded with herb-twinged blackberry fruit, cassis, a touch of leather and a core of gravel. Even we did a double take when listing this sale price – it represents remarkable value for a Château that’s on everyone’s list as one to watch.