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Chateau Meyney, St. Estephe Bordeaux wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other Bordeaux wine producers: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Chateau Meyney in St. Estephe has a long history starting in the 17th century. At that time, the Bordeaux wine estate belonged to the monks who planted the first vines at Meyney. Prior to the planting of the vines, the property was used a convent. However, the modern age of Chateau Meyney starts in 1917, when it was purchased by the well-established Cordier family in 1917. The wines were produced at the time by the same team that looked after all the numerous Cordier family wines. Headed by Georges Pauli, the other wineries included Gruaud Larose in St. Julien and Cantemerle in Haut Medoc among their properties.

In 2004, Chateau Meyney was purchased CA Grands Crus, which owns several other Bordeaux wine properties including Château Grand Puy Ducasse in Pauillac, Rayne Vigneau in Sauternes and other assorted Cru Bourgeois chateaux. Thierry Budin was placed in charge of the various Bordeaux wine producing estates. Hubert de Bouard of Chateau Angelus began consulting Chateau Meyney in late 2013.

The 51 hectare Left Bank, Bordeaux vineyard of Chateau Meyney has old vines that average between 35 and 40 years old. The vines are planted in a single plot, which is unusual for such a large vineyard. Situated close to Chateau Montrose and not far from Chateau Phelan Segur, the gravel and sand based terroir of Chateau Meyney has a large streak of blue clay close to three meters thick, that resides underneath the gravel and sand, top soil. The vineyard of Chateau Meyney is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. Those vines represent a change in the Chateau Meyney vineyard. Previously, there was some Cabernet Franc planted in their Medoc vineyard. Those vines were removed and more Merlot was added to the vineyard in its place.

For the wine of Chateau Meyney, vinification takes place in traditional, temperature controlled, cement vats that vary in size. The wine is aged in 60% new, French barrels for between 18 and 24 months, depending on the character and quality of the vintage. On average, Chateau Meyney produces close to 25,000 cases of St. Estephe wine per year. There is a second wine, Prieur de Meyney.

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Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2013 Château Meyney

    1. Spicy oak with black cherry and spice aromatics on the nose, the wine is medium bodied, with black raspberry and oak on the palate with a bit of a polish sense to its tannins. This is the first vintage made with the aid of Hubert de Bouard as the consultant. 88-90 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  2. 2012 Château Meyney

    1. Earth, forest and cassis notes shift to a medium-bodied, cassis-filled wine that should drink well young. 88-90 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  3. 2011 Château Meyney

    1. From a blend of 55% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petit Verdot. The wine reached 13.7% alcohol. The wine will be aged in 35% new oak. Damage to various degrees took place to almost 80% of the vineyards due to the September hail storm. Coffee, blackberry and earthy aromatics, medium bodied with ripe tannins, cassis and spicy black cherry in the finish. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  4. 2010 Château Meyney

    1. Earthy, mineral driven dark berries, cassis and spicy scents open to a tannic, fresh wine that should improve for another decade or two.

      90 points - Tasted
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  5. 2009 Château Meyney

    1. Ripe dark fruits, licorice, smoke, earth and spice aromas open to a medium/full bodied, soft, round, forward wine that can be enjoyed in its youth or aged, as there is enough stuffing for this wine to improve for at least a decade or more.

      91 points - Tasted
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  6. 2008 Château Meyney

    1. 2008 Chateau Meyney is deep ruby in color, Black fruit, cassis, gravel and green aromatics lead into this medium bodied wine. Rough textures and drying tannins are a drawback. The wine ends wine with short cassis flavors.

      86 points - Tasted
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  7. 2006 Château Meyney

    1. 2006 Meyney opens with cassis, tobacco, cedar and earthy scents. This traditionally made wine displays a rustic, tannic personality. The wine finishes with a short dark cherry note

      87 points - Tasted
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  8. 2005 Château Meyney

    1. 2005 Meyney - Truffle, mocha. cassis, spice and forest floor scents are already on display. Full boided and tannic, this will need some time before coming together. It should age well as it has ample stuffing. The wine ends with a blast of black cherry flavors.

      90 points - Tasted
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  9. 2004 Château Meyney

    1. 2004 Meyney offers floral, black fruit, truffle, oak and stone aromatics. The wine ends with cranberry and cassis flavors.

      87 points - Tasted
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  10. 2003 Château Meyney

    1. Earhy, herbs, blackberry, mint and olive scents, soft, supple textures and a round, sweet, blackberry jam finish. This is drinking perfectly today. There is no need to wait to pop a bottle.

      91 points - Tasted
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    2. 2003 Meyney starts off with fresh blackberry, cassis, spice and toast aromatics. Full bodied and with some intensity of flavor. this concentrated wine is tannic, but the tannins are ripe. This wine will age and develop well.

      90 points - Tasted
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  11. 2002 Château Meyney

    1. 2002 Meyney starts off with earth, barnyard, truffle and tobacco notes. The wine ends with a short finish of cassis, rhubarb and green flavors.

      85 points - Tasted
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  12. 2001 Château Meyney

    1. 2001 Meyney offers earth, cassis and leather aromas. This simple wine ends with cassis and mushroom flavors.

      85 points - Tasted
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  13. 2000 Château Meyney

    1. 2000 Meyney - Spice, earth, cassis, barnyard, horsey aromatics along with green sensations lead into a medium bodied wine that finishes with light rhubarb and cassis flavors.

      84 points - Tasted
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  14. 1995 Château Meyney

    1. 1995 Meyney - Truffle, earth and blackberries make up the aromatics for this lean, thin, drying wine

      83 points - Tasted
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  15. 1988 Château Meyney

    1. 1988 Meyney is fully mature with is mushroom, tobacco, herb. mocha and cassis nose. The wine ends with drying sensations and red and black flavors.

      84 points - Tasted
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  16. 1986 Château Meyney

    1. 1986 Meyney is light in color and body. Stewed fruit, tobacco and earthy aromatics coupled with a short drying finish are to be expected with this fully mature wine. Drink up. It will not get better.

      87 points - Tasted
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  17. 1982 Château Meyney

    1. 1982 Meyney started off with stewed cherries, cassis, forest floor, cedar, coffee, mint and truffle aromas. The fruit seems to be starting to slowly fade away at close to 30 years of age. 90 Pts

      90 points - Tasted
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  18. 1970 Château Meyney

    1. 1970 Meyney begins with a stewed fruit, leather, earth, cassis and tobacco nose. This fully mature wine was probably better several years ago as very little fruit remained in this light, red fruited wine.

      83 points - Tasted
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  19. 1966 Château Meyney

    1. 1966 Meyney - Dried pit fruit and tobacco scents were not made more attractive by the austere nature of the wine. This fully mature wine ended with light cassis and cherry flavors.

      85 points - Tasted
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  20. 1962 Château Meyney

    1. 1962 Meyney - Truffle, earth, barnyard. leather and spice made up the perfume. This medium bodied, fully mature wine concluded with light, spice and cassis flavors.

      84 points - Tasted
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  21. 1961 Château Meyney

    1. 1961 Meyney was the color of brick. Herbs stable aromas, cedar, tobacco and cassis made for a nice perfume, But the wine was past its best days and not much fruit remained. The wine ended with cassis and tart sensations. 88 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  22. 1955 Château Meyney

    1. 1955 Meyney offered complex aromas of whiskey, cedar, herbs, truffle, herbs, spice and some dark berry scents. Light in texture, this elegant wine may have seen better days. But it was a pleasure to taste as it ended with spicy, berry and cassis flavors.

      91 points - Tasted
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  23. 1952 Château Meyney

    1. 1952 Meyney opened with truffles, earth, barnyard, cedar and forest floor aromas. Very little fruit remained. The wine ended with tart, drying flavors. 80.

      80 points - Tasted
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  24. 1947 Château Meyney

    1. 1947 Meyney - When at first you don't succeed, you try again. At least that's what happened at the chateau on that date. The first bottle was filled with VA, so the chateau agreed to share a second bottle. Earth, leather, crushed rock, tar, smoke, truffle, coffee, smoke and textures that are only experienced with the patina of age were a treat for the senses. The wine ended with delicate, fresh, cherries and spice flavors.

      91 points - Tasted
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  25. 1934 Château Meyney

    1. 1934 Meyney - It's always a pleasure to taste a wine from my dad's birth year. Tea colored with aromas of BBQ, smoke, tea, truffles, flowers and earth. Medium bodied, the wine ends with strawberry, mint and cassis flavors. This was a very nice 1934 Bordeaux wine. While I do not get to taste many 1934 wines, I continue to be surprised at the quality of the vintage. It seems to have been a good vintage with the ability to age for decades.

      90 points - Tasted
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  26. 1929 Château Meyney

    1. 1929 Meyney was a treat and a surprise. The color looked like a wine from the 60's. Truffles, truffles and more truffles permeated the aromatics of this wine. Toss in cedar, spice, leather, earth plus a hint of mint and you get an idea of what this wine smelled like. In the mouth, the wine was opulent, yet a little firm. The finish was filled with black cherries and you guessed it, truffles.

      92 points - Tasted
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