- Domaine Méo-Camuzet
- Pinot Noir
- 2018 - 2027
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2014
Possibly slightly less charm and finesse than in some years, but there is no shortage of “matière” in this strong and concentrated wine from one of Nuits St Georges’ most respected 1er Crus. A wine with real punch and depth.
Neal Martin, December 2014,
The 2013 Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru les Boudots had finished its malolactic in July and includes 20% whole bunch this year. It has a stony, blackberry leaf and bilberry-scented bouquet that is focused and linear. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins on the entry, a gentle grip with a strict, very linear, almost foursquare finish deriving from the whole-bunch addition. Drink: 2016 - 2030
Burghound, January 2015,
(from a .5 ha parcel of 55+ year old vines; vinified with 15% whole clusters in 2013). A markedly spicy nose features notes of earth, plum, cassis and soft floral nuances. There is excellent concentration to the powerful and intense middle weight flavors that also possess a velvety mouth feel before culminating in a balanced, dusty and hugely long finish. The supporting tannins are well-integrated and while this should amply reward longer-term cellaring it should also be approachable after only 7 to 8 years. In a word, terrific. 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 second largest town after Beaune, Nuits St. Georges is known for ample wines that have textured tannins and rich fruit. Unlike other famous Côte de Nuits villages, it has no Grand Crus but does have a handful of exceptional premier cru vineyards such as Clos de l'Arlot, Les Pruliers and AuxMurgers. Its wines can be occasionally rustic, and this sets them apart from many of the more northern appellations as well as from the neighbouring Côte de Beaune whose wines (apart from Pommard) tend to be less structured and more fruit forward. This is no doubt due to a slightly increased presence of clay especially on the Primeaux-Prissey area of the appellation. Notable producers include Domaine de l'Arlot, Jean Grivot and Meo-Camuzet.