Chateau Veyry, Bordeaux, France 2016
UK EXCLUSIVE. "An impressive Castillon with stunning forest-berry character and just a whiff of toast and vanilla. Lovely balance of concentrated fruit and velvety tannins and a long, fresh and mineral finish." James Suckling
|Grape Blend||Merlot 95%, Cabernet Franc 5%|
Château Veyry 2016 comes from a great Bordeaux vintage on the Right Bank, producing full-bodied, concentrated rich, complex, fruit-laden wines with crisp acidity and freshness. 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!
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.
"An impressive Castillon with stunning forest-berry character and just a whiff of toast and vanilla. Lovely balance of concentrated fruit and velvety tannins and a long, fresh and mineral finish." James Suckling
"The 2016 Veyry is definitely the finest that I have tasted from this estate. It has a very well defined and focused bouquet with crisp delineation and fine minerality. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, well judged acidity, very refined in style without compensating on intensity or persistence." robertparker.com
"Heady, intense, sweet and ripe, it is very much typical of the wines of this property, but as well as the concentrated, spice-touched black fruits, spiked with incense and mint, there is terrific racy structure, black cherry acids pert and taut, creamy but persistent tannins, and the weight of blackcurrant fruit is sweet and polished through to the finish. It's a hedonistic and sumptuous style, and very, very delicious." Tom Cannavan