''If you love Bordeaux, buy the 2016, they have wonderful balance, intensity and clarity of the wines are so, so Bordeaux today.'' James Suckling
Hi Folks, Its always a comforting feeling returning to a Bordeaux that left an such an overwhelming impression on those that got to experience it first time and and whilst it has been quite a few years since we've last had the pleasure of featuring the Chateau Meillac Bordeaux Superieur; it has been said many times that absence makes the heart grow fonder and that certainly applies to the 2016 release of the Chateau Meillac; a vintage well worth the wait!
''2016 is a top vintage. I can confirm what I thought when I tasted hundreds of 2016s from barrel: the 2016 is one of the best vintages since 2010. To conclude, I want to buy a number of wines in 2016. And I recommend you do the same if you love excellent Bordeaux. The wonderful balance, intensity and clarity of the wines are so, so Bordeaux today.'' James Suckling
''What makes the 2016 vintage so special is the quality across the Bordeaux hierarchy. They all offer bottlings with rich, ripe fruit and a tannic structure that promises longevity.'' Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
''2016 is a vintage that has succeeded in all Bordeaux red wine appellations and, with its richness, acidity and tannin, should have a delightfully long life.” Jancis Robinson
Chateau Meillac from the Fronsac appellation on the right bank is a name that needs little introduction, but I'm going to remind you about it anyway! This predominantly merlot based Bordeaux has a generous depth of richness, with loads of plum, violet, raspberry and cassis aromas with just a hint of mineral spice. Fine and silky tannins, along with fresh acidity give this Bordeaux a sense of brightness. Good complexity, and a velvet-smooth finish that has considerable length. At just $25.99 from a dream vintage this is bound to create a new wealth of memories for classic red wine drinkers and provide a sense of nostalgia for the first time we showcased the Chateau Meiliac Bordeaux Superieur Fronsac.