Most of us know Roald Dahl’s novels, I for one have read them countless times. Firstly to my eldest and now, once in while I try with the middle one, even though he is still a bit young for those books. He is only 4 my wife says! They are just fun to read. To my surprise, after deciding to bring Château Méaume Bordeaux Supérieur to our Pinto Wines portfolio I came across that it was Roald Dahl’s favourite wine and per his own words ”simply delicious”. Well I could not put it better myself. It is a fantastic wine, with superb quality at this price point and what some would call a ”Big little wine.” Unpretentious especially being French and carries a lot with it. It has a warm, expressive black fruits with a serious, rustic, spicy structure. A hint of exotic perfume on the nose, with a luscious, very ripe blackberry and damson palate.80% merlot, with cabernets franc and sauvignon adding a rich, chewy texture. Very more-ish, with freshness, and great balance.Château Méaume, owned by English couple Alan and Sue Johnson-Hill since 1980, is an historic property just 10 miles from the famous vineyards of St-Emilion and Pomerol. The 2016 Vintage is one of the best produced after the 2000’s and critics were fast to praise the 2018. Cheers Roald!
Château Méaume 2018 Bordeaux Supérieur
Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines
|Nose||Wild blueberries, baked cherries and garrigue scents with suggestions of pencil lead, stewed tea and wild sage|
|Palate||Taut, muscular palate with lovely vibrancy and soft, rounded tannins, finishing with an herbal lift|
|Grape Variety||90% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Vinification||A new cuverie was built to house 16 temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. An addition to this, a new insulated maturation chai with 11 stainless steel tanks was constructed and the old chai was renovated for use as the ‘barrique veillissement chai’.|
|Cellaring/Ageing Potential||Drink Now, can age for up to 10 years|