It is so good to see Clos de Vougeot performing to the level of its historical reputation. This superb wine highlights the new heights the appellation has reached. A fabulously deep, rich and full wine, with fine rounded tannins and real drive and excitement on the finish.
(from a huge 3 ha parcel superbly placed high on the slope, across from the Château; there will be no special cuvée in 2013). This is both more elegant and cooler than the Boudots with its restrained nose that is composed of assorted red berries, violets and discreet hints of wood spice. The palate is more refined than usual as the medium-bodied flavors glide across the palate though the dusty finish is quite tight and youthfully austere. This is a Clos de Vougeot of refinement but it can’t match the underlying material or the complexity of the Boudots. Drink 2025+
The 2013 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru has a withdrawn bouquet at the moment and it that takes time to unfurl before it reveals, albeit reluctantly, quite pronounced sous-bois scents that are more pronounced vis-à-vis Meo-Camuzet’s other 2013s. The palate is medium-bodied with “stringy” tannins: quite grippy in the mouth, with length, if not the finesse that a more benevolent vintage would have bestowed. I was expecting just a little more from this Clos de Vougeot. Drink: 2017 - 2028
When Jean-Nicolas Méo arrived in 1989 he had very big shoes to fill. Henri Jayer, arguably Burgundy’s preeminent vigneron, had managed the domaine for the previous four decades under a share-cropping agreement with the Méo family. Since then Jean-Nicolas has more than met the challenge. Following meticulous viticultural and winemaking practices he creates wonderful wines with fine levels of concentration, and today, almost three decades since his ascension, it ranks in the upper echelons of the Burgundy firmament. The majority of wines are red, ranging from Bougogne Rouge up to their ultra-famous Cros Parantoux and outstanding Richebourg. But Jean-Nicolas also makes a miniscule production of white wine. He began planting the Chardonnay for his Clos St. Philibert on steep slopes overlooking Nuit St. Georges over 25 years ago from carefully selected Chardonnay clones. Domaine Méo-Camuzet has expanded its line of 'vins de négoce' in recent years. These wines are bottled under the 'Méo-Camuzet Frères et Soeurs' label.
Clos de Vougeot is a Grand Cru appellation situated in the heart of the Cote de Nuits producing only red wines from the Pinot Noir grape. The vines are enclosed within a single walled vineyard built by monks in the 12th and 14th Centuries. With 47.54 hectares under vine Clos de Vougeot is the largest Grand Cru vineyard in the Cote d'Or.