- Domaine Méo-Camuzet
- Pinot Noir
- Case size
Neal Martin, December 2014,
The 2013 Echézeaux Grand Cru was showing a little reduction on the nose when I tasted it from barrel. However, the palate is showing good promise: fine tannins here, a keen line of acidity and a surfeit of freshness and vitality. This is an elegant, feminine Echezeaux full of poise and grace, but I suspect it will need three or four years in bottle. This has great potential and represents one of the best from the domaine in 2013. Drink: 2017 - 2035
Burghound, January 2015,
(from a .44 ha parcel of 50+ year old vines). Reduction. I very much like the mouth feel of the middle weight plus flavors as the abundant dry extract coats the firm supporting tannin spine and pushes it to the background, indeed to the point where this robust effort is presently quite suave and agreeable. However, make no mistake, this is built for the long-term and unless you’re going to drink this when it’s very young it would be better to plan on allowing this to rest at least 10 years in the cellar. Drink 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.
One of two Grand Crus within the Flagey-Echezeaux area right in the heart of the Cote de Nuits. Relatively large and consequently diverse for a Grand Cru, the better Echézeaux wines undoubtedly deserve this status. As always in Burgundy vineyard location and grower is critical.