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    18:56 PM
  • Wine average?

    92 Tb
  • Country Ranking?

    335
  • Region Ranking?

    156
  • Popularity ranking?

    197

History

In 1662, it was a Convent mentioned in records under the names Couvent des Feuillants or Prieuré des Couleys. Today, the estate stretches over some of the best hilltops above the Gironde Estuary. The river lying alongside the first rows of vines makes for a majestic, serene landscape. 

The estate belonged to the Luetkens family for several generations, and was then acquired by Mr Désiré Cordier in 1919. In 2004, CA Grands Crus, a subsidiary of the Groupe Crédit Agricole, acquired Château Meyney, with a determination to strengthen the potential of this outstanding cru. An improvement plan was put together for the entire estate. It is supervised today by Anne Le Naour, the Technical Director, and the consultant oenologist, Hubert de Bouärd. 



The company CA Grands Crus, a fully-owned subsidiary of the Groupe Crédit Agricole, became, in 2004, the owner of prestigious Bordeaux estates: Château de Rayne Vigneau, 1erGrand Cru Classé Sauternes, Château Grand-Puy Ducasse, 5ème Grand Cru Classé Pauillac, Château Meyney, Saint-Estèphe, Château Blaignan, Cru Bourgeois Médoc.

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Vineyards

Superbly located on a mound overlooking the Gironde estuary, the château lies at the centre of a single block vineyard of 51 hectares (126 acres). 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 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30%Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot.

The vines climb to an altitude of 20 metres up, quite a steep slope, ensuring good natural drainage of the soil. Similar to “Pétrus”, a layer of blue clay about 3-metre thick lies at a depth of 2,6 metres below the surface. These remarkable natural factors give the wine an exceptional richness.

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Winemaking

Following hand-picking and selection of the grapes on the vine, the grapes are, again, carefully selected in the winery, passing through a brand-new optical sorting machine. The grapes are then fermented in vats of varying capacities, which allow us to adapt to the size of each batch. The fermentation starts after a few days of cool soaking. After fermentation, maceration continues for an average of 30 days before the wine is run off. Part of the wine goes through malolactic fermentation in new barrels. The wine is aged in French oak barrels from 18 to 24 months depending on the vintage. 40% of the barrels are renewed each year.

The young vines of the estate are dedicated to a second wine: Prieur de Meyney.

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Wine Moments

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 Izak Litwar , Wine Writer (Denmark)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Meyney . In a tasting of  50 wines 

BORDEAUX 2019 / Ch. Margaux 2019 - only 37% of the whole production into Grand Vin. 90% Cabernet Sauvignon + 7% Merlot + 2% Cabernet Franc + 1% Petit Verdot, 14.9% alcohol. Ch. Margaux' technical director, Philippe Bascaules, told me, that Merlot needed to be vinified gently due to its voluptuousness and high alcohol. He made a comparison between 2018 and 2019 Grand Vin - "when I taste 2018 Ch. Margaux, I taste 2018 vintage first, then Ch. Margaux. When I taste 2019 Ch. Margaux, it's Ch.  Margaux first, then 2019 vintage!"
It's a showcase of Cabernet Sauvignon with wonderful aromas of cigar box and tobacco leaves. Extremely elegant and multi-faceted, sophisticated and very stylish for the property. Exceptional complexity and purity. Liquid silk. True perfection here! 99-100p. 

3m 10d ago

 Markus Del Monego MW , Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Meyney . In a tasting of  68 wines 

This year, the difficult situation brings us surprises almost every day. On Monday March 27, a pallet with roughly 70 wines arrived in Essen. On Tuesday the red wines were tasted, on Wednesday the white wines. So we have the impression of another series of wines. Lalande de Pomerol was showing up again extremely well and is for me one of the great surprises in this exciting vintage. One of the wines was already tasted last week, however the sample of Château Sergant on Tuesday was showing much better and therefore the rating was changed.

5m 24d ago

 Christer Byklum , Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  2 wines  from  Château Meyney . In a tasting of  51 wines 

1998 Château Cheval Blanc; Ruby, pink rim, floral, violets, mint, layered, again impossible to describe fully. Close to perfect balance, playfull and stil relaxed acidity. tannins soft, stunning texture, mouthwatering, just ads and ads with air, incredible length, never ending, I keep raising the score on this as it keeps unlocking more and more secrets. I wish I had cases of this one. 98


Served blind, I was sure it was Petrus, as was most of the table. Wine of the evening!

7m 10d ago

 Izak Litwar , Wine Writer (Denmark)  tasted  4 wines  from  Château Meyney . In a tasting of  26 wines 

Bourgneuf did very well in 2017 and produced a really seductive wine with fine elegance, charm, silky fruit and tannin and fine fruity finish.


Additionally I was treated with 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2012 vintages. 2016 was meaty, concentrated, intense, long, focused and precise. Impressive effort. 94+p. 2015 displayed black fruit, sapiness, freshness and velvety texture. Great balance and length. 95p....

2y 4m ago

 Christer Byklum , Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Meyney . In a tasting of  75 wines 

In 2016 Pauillac has made some excellent wines and on the top, Mouton has made something very special and might be wine of the vintage competing with Petrus. Lots of estate has made excellent wines from Pauillac this year. Saint-Estephe has also made stunning wines and Cos d'Estournel has made one of the greatest wines I have ever tasted from them. Northern Médoc is far better in 2016 than in 2015, but for me, 2016 on a whole delivers more. 2015 for me eas a bit hyped even if the wines were very good indeed. 2016 probably has the edge over 2011 as well that is seriously undervalued in the market, but will give many some surprises for the future.

3y 6m ago

 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Meyney . In a tasting of  18 wines 

We started feeling frisky,  and we wanted to reciprocate, so I selected one of my favorite, all-time  wines, the 1985 Meo Camuzet Richebourg.  This is a wine that would be on my top 100 of all-time, and after not having  it for at least three or four years, it was good to see it still showing  incredibly. Of course, Henri Jayer had his hand in the ’85 Meo, and many feel  that Henri was the greatest winemaker ever in Burgundy. Consider the ’85 Meo Riche ‘Exhibit A.’ It had a ‘wow’ nose, layers upon layers cascading up into  my nose. 


I literally felt like I was swimming in it. Pick a fruit, any fruit,  as they were all seemingly there - red, purple, black and blue danced together freely, transporting us to a shiny, happy place, a veritable  Woodstock for wine. Adam hailed it as ‘intoxicating,’ and ‘miles ahead of DRC  in 1985.’ Hey, he said it, not me! But, he was right, not to take away from  the DRC Riche, in and of itself a great wine, but the 1985 Meo Richebourg is  just one of those wines that is one step beyond the rest. Incredibly complex,  there was this magnificent floral component, along with distinctive and sexy  Asian spices, an ocean of fruit, and even some morning fog. Smelling it was  like looking out on a horizon of wine, endless in its possibilities and  promise. Adam noted, ‘sap and pine tar, menthol and spring forest.’ All I  could then see were naked nymphs. Adam cooed, ‘the whole world stops for a  great bottle of Burgundy; armies could march past me right now, and I would still be sitting here.’ Here, here. No, seriously, here, give me the rest of  your ’85 Meo; it was actually a wine over which wars are started (98)!

3y 8m ago

 Achim Becker / Wineterminator.com, Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Meyney . In a tasting of  23 wines 

“Magnum tasting with wines like Latour and Haut-Brion 1929, Margaux 1918 and 1953, Martha's Vineyard 1974, Sassicaia 1985 etc.”

4y 1m ago

 Markus Del Monego MW , Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Meyney . In a tasting of  502 wines 

“2015 will be one of the excellent vintages however hardly to compare to 2009 and 2010 or 2005. In 2015 the region played a major role, terroir was the key to success. For red wines, the limestone plateau in Saint-Emilion performed extremely well as there was water available during the hot summer days and drainage proved to be ideal during rainy August. Therefore the best wines of Saint-Emilion come from limestone soils. The sandy parts of the appellation produced a quite heterogeneous result. In Pomerol it looked the same with very successful wines from the central plateau and more heterogeneous qualities from the areas around. In Fronsac it was not only the terroir which proved important, the vintners decision had a major impact. Pessac-Léognan did extremely well in this vintage with a homogenous quality. The Médoc was divided. The southern part, mainly Margaux and the southern part of Saint-Julien have seen less rain and produced more powerful wines. The northern part of the Médoc, especially Pauillac and Saint-Estèphe have produced a very fine and elegant style with excellent persistence. On the good terroirs, the seeds were ripe which results in very ripe tannins with a silky or velvety expression. In addition the cooler conditions of autumn provoked a very pure and fresh fruit. For the dry white wines the quality depends very much on the origin again. Due to the hot and dry growing season, a lot of white wines show very mild, almost soft acidity but also some phenolic hints in the aftertaste. A few dry white wines are standing out, having preserved freshness and acidity. The sweet wines are remarkably good, very rich in character and the best of them have a crisp acidity balancing the opulent sugar. The tasting conditions were rather good, however the weather was quite mixed affecting the presentation of the wines. The wines were tasted blind where possible and open. The final decision on the rating is based on both tasting types.”

4y 6m ago

 Markus Del Monego MW , Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Meyney . In a tasting of  34 wines 

“Bordeaux 2013 Vintage Part IV / Château Mouton Rothschild 2013 : Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Opulent and expressive nose with distinct toasting, aroma reminiscent dark chocolate and coffee, graphite, dark berries eg. blackcurrants and elderberries. On the palate fullbodied, rich and compolex with fine acidity, mature tannins, excellent structure and length. 96 points”

4y 9m ago

 Jan-Erik Paulson, Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Meyney . In a tasting of  35 wines 

“For over last twenty years I have taken part in an annual tasting of a Bordeaux vintage reaching the first stage of its drinkability. Our group usually consists of experienced wine merchants and journalists, such as Jancis Robinson, James Suckling, Steven Spurrier and Neal Martin.

This time we tasted about 100 wines from the controversial vintage 2003 from Médoc and Graves. The tasting was expertly arranged in London by fine wine merchants Farr Vintners.

5y 3m ago

 Georg Linde, Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Meyney . In a tasting of  75 wines 

“A massive 1982 Vintage tasting!”

5y 5m ago

 Markus Del Monego MW , Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Meyney . In a tasting of  193 wines 

“Bordeaux Primeurs 2015 / Vintage 2014 wines from 88-94 points”

5y 6m ago

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