- Domaine Méo-Camuzet
- Clos de Vougeot
- Pinot Noir
- 2023 - 2038
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2011
Jean-Nicolas' Clos de Vougeot comes from several different parcels, the largest by far being nextto the Château. Hence it is one of the most impressive from the region. The 2010 is an notably intense version displays aromatic red cherries, spicy oak and smoky undertones. A dense, masculine and concentrated Vougeot.
Burghound, January 2012,
(from a huge 3 ha parcel superbly placed high on the slope, across from the Château). This is slightly riper with hints of menthol to the densely fruited nose of cassis, plum and black berry liqueur aromas. There is a high degree of phenolic maturity to the structural elements that shape the very rich, mouth coating and hugely long finish. While this is not quite as youthfully austere as it usually is, it's still going to require close to 20 years of cellar time so this is by nomeans forward. Once again, the quality is exceptional and this is another wine that could match, or even surpass, its 2005 counterpart. 2028+
Jancis Robinson, January 2012,
This wine has sufficient richness to compensate for the rather exaggerated structure. But it is far from comfortable. A bit more of a liqueur than a wine. Tough finish. Drink 2017-2025
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
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.