Château Meyney 2018 (Pre-Arrival)
• Domaine: Château Meyney
• Appellation: Saint-Estèphe
• Classification: Cru Bourgeois
• Origin: Left Bank, Bordeaux, France
• Importer: Laguna Cellar
Château Meyney’s vineyard is planted of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot, on a perfectly-drained gravel soil that provides ideal conditions for grapes ripening. This unusually high share of Petit Verdot explains a particular trait of the wines, which regularly show notes of leather and musk after a period of time. The wine is full-bodied, well-rounded and structured. After aging, the wine displays the remarkable charm of the best Saint-Estèphe: complexity, balance and harmony.
"The deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Meyney gives up blackcurrants, black berries and plums on the nose with earth and spices plus fried herbs and lots of oak. The big, full-bodied palate has some promising fruit but is a bit hard and oaky." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (4/23/2019, Bordeaux 2018 Issue), Rating: (89-91)+