Superbly located on a mound overlooking the Gironde estuary, the château lies at the center of a single block vineyard. The company CA Grands Crus, a fully-owned subsidiary of the Groupe Crédit Agricole, became, in 2004 the owner of Château Meyney.
The vineyard of Château Meyney overlooks the Gironde Estuary from its hillside reaching an altitude of 20 metres. The presence of the estuary protects the estate from frosts. It also benefits from a vein of blue clay in the subsoil at a depth of around 2,6 metres. The vein is 3-metre thick.
74 hectares of a single block, 51 planted with vines
60 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 30 % Merlot, 10 % Petit Verdot
Garonne Gravels, clay-limestone
The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 16 to 18 months, with 30 % to 40 % new oak every year
60 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 25 % Merlot, 15 % Petit Verdot
The wine is ample, fleshy and structured, raised with attention to detail. When mature, it will develop the inimitable charm of the great Saint-Estèphe: complexity, harmony, balance.
Cabernet-sauvignon 60 %, Merlot 30 %, Petit verdot 10 %
The wine is strongly coloured, dense, exuberant, violent even in its youth, but marvellously resistant to the passage of time. As the years go by, it becomes smooth and velvety, whilst still retaining its generous structure.
“Its cardinal purple gives real dignity to this 99 which celebrates with great pomp the successful marriage of aromas of currant, toast and smoke. On the palate, the wine is just as expressive with fatty tannins, good volume and a balanced structure. Enriched with nice minty notes, the finish concludes this tasting as pleasant as it is promising.” – Hachette Guide of Wine
40% Cabernet Sauvignon / 42% Merlot / 18% Petit Verdot
Deep colour with hints of violet. The nose develops notes of blackcurrant and other black fruits, with a hint of slightly peppery spiciness combined with voluptuous, well-integrated woody notes. The palate reveals a gentle, harmonious wine that promises to age well
“Barrel sample. This wine is marked by new-wood spice and strong structure that showcases a sense of weight and spicy ripeness. The palate is powerful, while also maintaining a bold, juicy character”. – Wine Enthusiast