Chateau Veyry, Bordeaux, France 2015
UK EXCLUSIVE. "Attractive purple flowers with an array of ripe blueberries, mulberries and cassis. The palate has plenty of extract with a smooth and succulent feel. Bolder, old-school style." James Suckling
|Grape Blend||Merlot 95%, Cabernet Franc 5%|
Château Veyry 2015 is perfectly poised, combining purity, precision and elegance, with fresh, concentrated fruit and stunning balance. It comes from an excellent Bordeaux vintage and 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!
The estate's secret is a combination of the genius that is 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. Château Veyry is certainly in the same rich vein as this classic Bordeaux style, without the price premium of its more famous neighbours. Remarkable fine red wines from an unremarkable shed.
Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only.
"Attractive purple flowers with an array of ripe blueberries, mulberries and cassis. The palate has plenty of extract with a smooth and succulent feel. Bolder, old-school style." James Suckling
"Fresh and true to the limestone terroir. Big structure and a tight, firm finish." Decanter Magazine
"The 2015 Veyry is medium to deep garnet-purple with a nose of crushed red and black cherries, blackberries and potpourri with touches of Chinese five spice and underbrush. Full-bodied, concentrated and impactful, it fills the palate with ripe fruit and velvety tannins, finishing with a refreshing and moreish lift." robertparker.com
"...another succulent and lush Merlot-dominated Right Bank style, but once again those limestone soils ensuring it retains some elegance and freshness too. Like the 2012 there is a plush depth of black fruit sprinkled with a little exotic spice, but it feels a little fresher and more taut at this stage. A deep pool of mulberry and plum fruit has a firm cherry skin edge of acidity - firmer than the 2012 again - and the grippy tannins suggest this needs a few more years, in a wine of great substance and depth." Tom Cannavan