Chateau Meillac, located in the town of St Romain la Virvée, Fronsac. It is a small estate producing a concentrated but smooth wine in the Bordeaux traditional way. The Meillac is their "lighter" early drinking style with a balanced use of oak. Very deep black color. The nose is complex, fragrances of "small ripe black fruit", mixed with licorice. The flesh is round with silky tannins, a good length in the mouth.
Merlot 85%, Cabernet Franc 12%, Cabernet Sauvignon 3%
Decant for 1 hour prior to serving at 17-18°C
Winner Silver Medal 2014 France Councours Des Grands Vins De France a Macon
"Dominated by 85% Merlot, this classic right bank Bordeaux blend is packed with juicy fruit characters and wild blackberry; some notes of fresh tobacco and spice confirm that the wine has matured gracefully and is slowly reaching its ideal drinking time. It is generous and structured; the fleshy tannins carry the fruit to a very respectable length. There is attention to detail in this wine, 2012 was a challenge in Bordeaux, this wine raised above it. Note that the ripe tannins help the wine keeping its poise in an open bottle for 48h, in fact it opens to a new range of characters, no small feat indeed."
Tasted in August 2016 by Loïc Le Calvez - Wine Truth