Appellation : St Estephe
Cabernet Sauvignon 54%, Merlot 34%, Petit Verdot 12%
Although next door to Montrose, with the same proximity to the Gironde, Meyney’s soils are very different, notably a deep plug of clay. There’s a high proportion of Petit Verdot, planted on a poor-draining plot near the river. But this gives Meyney its signature. And it is to the fore in the bouquet of the 2021, with lots of juicy blue fruits and its characteristic sense of charred meat. The palate is sturdy and complete; it is honest and true to its roots. Drink 2024-2035.
92/100 James Suckling