En Primeur | Domaine Méo-Camuzet 2019
This is one of the greatest names in the Côte de Nuits. The current incumbent, Jean-Nicolas Méo, took over in 1989. Before that the vineyards had been leased under sharecropping agreements to various eminent winemakers, including the legendary Henri Jayer. The pedigree of the Méo-Camuzet vineyards could not be higher. Today the domaine is reputed for its luxurious, silky, mellifluous style where top-quality Vosne fruit is enrobed in sophisticated new oak. These are bold, rich wines, and the best have the potential to enjoy staggeringly long lives. As an addition to the domaine’s production, the enterprising Jean-Nicolas has established a successful micro-négociant business, Méo-Camuzet Frère et Soeurs, which offers wines from across the northern Côte de Nuits communes.
Jean-Nicolas is delighted with his 2019s which are pure, rich and balanced by a lively acidity. The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay achieved ripeness at the same time across many of the estate’s appellations, presenting some logistical challenges at harvest. The team pulled it off though, and when they started picking on the 13th September the grapes were impeccable and beautifully concentrated. Much like the 2015 vintage, the 2019s are tasting rather closed in barrel which suggests this will be a vintage with considerable ageing potential.
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Size Qty Price Price (Inc VAT) Stat
Bourgogne Rouge Cuvee Etienne Camuzet Méo-Camuzet Frères et Soeurs
6x75cl 1 £165.00 EP
Goedhuis, December 2020
This prestigious Bourgogne cuvée takes its name from the previous owner of the Château de Clos de Vougeot who gifted it to the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin. The 2019 is a superb tribute, with appealing blackberry crumble flavours. Generous, full and rich, in almost a Gevrey Chambertin style. Very long. Top-class Bourgogne.
Neal Martin, December 2020,
The 2019 Bourgogne Côte d’Or "Cuvée Etienne Camuzet" is under the domaine branch of Méo-Camuzet, though there is also a négoce cuvée under Méo-Camuzet Frère Soeur. This is because Jean-Nicolas Méo found more finesse in a selection of their own small parcels, especially in Pommard, and elected to bottle these separately. This has a focused and delineated bouquet that, as Méo mentioned, does offer a distinct clarity of fruit. The palate is well balanced with pretty raspberry and dark cherry scents, and quite compact, especially toward the finish, but there is commendable density. Give it 12–18 months once bottled. Drink 2022 - 2028
Fixin Clos du Chapitre Méo-Camuzet Frères et Soeurs
6x75cl 1 £291.00 EP
Goedhuis, December 2020
Clos du Chapitre once belonged to the cathedral chapter of Langres, from which it takes its name. It is Fixin’s closest Premier Cru to Gevrey Chambertin and this 2019 is tighter and more tensely structured than their Marsannay. Brooding wild fruits unfurl on the palate, and hints of spice and fruit compote linger on the finish.
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