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.
|Grape Variety||Merlot 85%, Cabernet Franc 12%, Cabernet Sauvignon 3%|
|Service||Decant for 1 hour prior to serving at 17-18°C|
|Ageing Potential||3-8 years|
"I taste a lot of Bordeaux and I think this wine is a particularly good find for its price. It's a blend of 85% merlot and 12% cabernet franc, with some cabernet sauvignon filling it out (3%) from the region of Fronsac to the west of Pomerol. It has attractive aromatics of blackcurrant, leather and cedar. The palate is medium bodied and balanced, has good length and a depth of blackcurrant and mulberry flavours that well surpasses the wine's price point. With some air, some fine grained tannins join in to supplement what is really quite a good wine."
Rated Good to Very Good by Sean Mitchell, www.grapeobserver.com, May 2014