Château Veyry, 2008

Côtes de Castillon, Bordeaux, France

Château Veyry, 2008

Côtes de Castillon, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Merlot 95%, Cabernet Franc 5% Wine Style: Right Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Christian Veyry Optimum Drinking: 2017-2025 Reviewer Rating: 92 Reviewer: CFW Code: 101984 Alcohol: 14%
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Château Veyry’s 2008 is perfectly poised - combining power and depth of fruit - with minerality and freshness. A truly great buy from the very good 2008 Bordeaux vintage.

Veyry is a garage wine – a term used to describe production that could fit into a garage. It is also literally a garage wine, comprising a battered old garage housing two battered old Citroens and disguising a small high-tech winery!

Its secret combines the genius of Christian Veyry with 4 hectares of south-facing vines that are a direct continuation of the limestone ridge upon which the great Saint-Émilions are based. And Château Veyry is certainly in the same rich vein as this classic Bordeaux style, without the price premium of its more famous neighbours. Remarkable wines from an unremarkable shed.


"...these are concentrated and sophisticated wines." Stephen Brook, Complete Bordeaux (2009)

Blackcurrant and black cherry with light kirsch, a hint of peach, and heady violet high notes with hints of cigar leaf, black pepper, mocha and cinnamon, and deep, fresh minerality. Focused, fresh and ripe on the palate with a powerful concentration and depth on the centre with ripe acidity and melded velvety tannins to balance. There is a creamy sucrosity on the elegant development with light kirsch and notes of black fruits, violet and peach, along with mocha and cinnamon spice on the long fresh and mineral finish.