- Domaine Méo-Camuzet
- Pinot Noir
- 2022 - 2039
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2014
This is a deep dark purple colour, full of joyous fresh summer fruits. A very giving style, with a lovely feeling of generosity. Lots of spice, richness and classy rounded tannins. Very long and very profound.
Neal Martin, December 2014,
The 2013 Corton Clos Rognet Grand Cru has a more forest-floor influenced bouquet at the moment with “timid” red berry fruit mixed with wilted rose-petal scents. The palate is medium-bodied with a silky textured entry. The acidity here is well judged and it delivers a pleasant piquancy on the finish. No, there is not huge length here…this is more about the poise. Drink: 2017 - 2028
Burghound, January 2015,
(from a .45 ha parcel of 70+ year old vines). Once again strong reduction completely dominates the fruit. There is outstanding richness to the relatively pliant broad-shouldered flavors that possess excellent verve before concluding in a lingering, focused and solidly powerful finish. I have always found the Rognets to be the sleeper grand cru among Méo’s big boys as the old vines always seem to provide super density of underlying material. However in 2013 this is less concentrated than it usually is and thus my range offers the benefit of the doubt that the mid-palate will flesh out with time in bottle. Drink 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.
The Grands Crus of Corton, a red made from Pinot Noir, and Corton Charlemagne, a white made from Chardonnay are shared between Aloxe-Corton, Ladoix Serrigny and Pernand Vergelesses. The vines for both are planted on the hillsides underneath the plateau of Corton's woodland forest. The majorityof Pinot Noir is planted in the southern and eastern sector where the soil is naturally rich with red iron clay giving additional body and power. Overall, the wines from these areas tend to be fruit forward and fleshy with a balance of round edges and fine concentration.