Red

2003 Château Meyney

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Estèphe
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Community Tasting Notes 119

  • WineGuyFL Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 19, 2020 - The same as a bottle last month. This wine has migrated to a great place........is in a very good drink window.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • mooncake Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 1, 2020 - Very good and ready to go two thumbs up. Everyone enjoyed it.

  • WineGuyFL Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 16, 2020 - I had not had a bottle of this wine for 5+ years. The first two bottles were very unexciting. This bottle was what i had expected and hoped for....an inexpensive Bordeaux that begins to outperform its ratings after 10 years or so from the vintage. However, this one took more than 10 years to come around. It is in a great drink window right now.

  • Charles HK/Tokyo wrote:

    May 14, 2020 - Decanted two and half hours before drinking; served at about 17 degrees Celsius. Perfect cork and provenance. Great depth of colour; looks youthful and has lots of luster. Nose: black currants and a bit of char, but no alcohol "heat." Taste: good balance for an 03, lift, black fruits, warm St. Estephe profile, but really rather one-dimensional.

    Honestly, this is a tough wine to judge. I really enjoy Chateau Meyney and have been fortunate to drink their 82, 83, 05, 09, 10 (and taste 14 & 16). To me, Meyney is always an over-achiever for the price point and clearly better, now, than its 1855 classification. The 09 is embryonic but amazing. The 05 and 10 will provide years if not decades of enjoyment for patient wine lovers. The 82 and 83 are entirely different styles from the wines produced now, but amazing in that they have so much multi-dimensionality and interest (but not viscous richness; in no way "plush" as defines their style now).

    The 2003 is remarkable if judged against its peers in the vintage. It isn't over-ripe and raisiny which is a big plus. It has lift from solid acidity; great black currant fruit profile; richness and very good mouthfeel, a bit of charred smokiness. But, it just lacks savour and multi-dimensional depth. After the first glass, it is just more of the same--like a lot of 03s. Compared to 05 and 09, it is really rather one dimensional.

    I can appreciate this wine given the heat wave that ravaged Bordeaux in 03, but I can't say that I "like it" or would seek it out to drink or to serve to guests.

    So, how does one score this wine . . .?

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Sigurdur Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 3, 2020 - After the disappointment a day earlier with the 1997 vintage I opened a bottle of Ch Mayney 2003. It did not disappoint, even though slightly past its peak. The color was good. Lot of berries and fruits. The length was good and had the sense of velvet. After a while in the carafe it opened even more and secondary flavors started to show.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    June 2011 (link) 17 points

    (Chateau Meyney (St Estèphe)) A rich, clean, glossy and vibrant hue in the glass. The nose is enticing and showing some appealing complexity, although still with the vibrant confidence it displayed when last tasted three years ago. We have smoky blackcurrant fruit, tinged with notes of game and spice, and it still shows a trace of richly roasted coffee beans. Delicious substance on the palate, plenty of rich and crisply defined fruit, surprisingly fresh for the vintage, and also with some very well judged grip too. Although I wrote last time hat this was "not for the long haul" this is clearly holding a very firm style with a good layer of ripe and well balanced tannins sitting within an attractive supple texture and a fine really rather substantial body. Good fresh and grippy length too. This is just super (and great value), and although giving some youthful pleasure now I think this will be fine in the cellar for years yet.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/23/2007 (link) 87 points

    (Château Meyney) Dark garnet red with light cherry meniscus; plum, kirsch and Zin-like nose; dense ripe cherry palate with menthol edges, disjointed; medium finish (68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    January 2007 (link) 17 points

    (Chateau Meyney St Estèphe) A deep, rich colour. On the nose this wine offers a fine array of perfume, with a melange of cassis, graphite, smoke and coffee, this is a very expressive and attractive bouquet. The palate follows through, with a remarkable well-knit backbone of tannins, rather than the huge and obtrusive wall experienced with many wines of 2003. They have a lovely ripe, velvety feel. The wine has a fine, plump, presence, with rather low acidity, but with good but with grip and backbone. This gives lots of pleasure now, but is not really for the long haul as it doesn't possess the structure which I would like to see in a wine destined for the cellar, but it is lovely now and should remain so over the next few years I think.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Meyney
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation St. Estèphe
  • UPC Codes 087000345010, 3148597039465, 3760159860005

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  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,356 (53%)
  • Consumed 1,223 (47%)

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