A dense, interesting nose, with rich fruit, with lots of blueberry, bramble and blackberry character, backed up by polished oak. Soft and broad, a rounded palate, with spicy tannins at the core. Lots of structure here in fact, but it is ripe, with nice acidity, and a bright and fresh character to the fruit. A touch raw though, and a short finish.
The history of Chateau Meyney dates back to at least the 17th Century (although it is almost certainly much older), and was originally the site of a convent entitled the Prieure des Couleys, occasionally also referred to as the Couvent des Feuillants. Indeed, this ecclesiastical origin still has some influence today, as a number of writers still refer to the estate as Prieure de Meyney. Traces of the early buildings, from the time this was a religious settlement, still exist at the estate today. With the Revolution in the ensuing century, in which the church lost out just as much as the nobility, the estate was seized as a bien national and thus entered private ownership. There was not much in the way of active viticulture, although the site undoubtedly had potential. This was recognised by Desire Cordier, who purchased the estate in 1917.