Chateau Veyry, Bordeaux, France 2012
"...it's a big bear-hug of a wine...Mouthfilling, creamy and voluptuous black fruit floods the palate, with creamy-soft tannins and a nice stripe of sour plum acidity to give freshness...I loved this personality-packed wine." Tom Cannavan
|Grape Blend||Merlot 95%, Cabernet Franc 5%|
Château Veyry 2012 is perfectly poised, combining power and depth of fruit with minerality and freshness – this is a great vintage from the talented winemaker, Christian Veyry. It was purchased in its original cases.
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.