- Domaine Méo-Camuzet
- Pinot Noir
- 2019 - 2031
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Goedhuis, December 2014
Harmonious, charming and integrated. This bears all the hallmarks of a great wine in the making. No one thing dominates the other, there is so much charm, fruit, volume and refined power. It has finesse and yet is intense. A truly superb wine.
Neal Martin, December 2014,
The 2013 Richebourg Grand Cru has a very expressive bouquet, perhaps more so than the Cros Parantoux at this primordial stage: a mixture of red and black fruit, bay and Earl Grey, later accompanied by rose-petal aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fleshy ripe red berry fruit intermingling with mint and sage, gradually building to a suave, minerally finish. This is an excellent Richebourg for the vintage, although I would be hedging my bets on the Cros Parantoux this year. Drink: 2018 - 2040
Burghound, January 2015,
(from a .37 ha parcel in Les Véroilles of 40+ year old vines save for a very tiny parcel in Richebourg proper). In contrast to the relative expressiveness of the Cros Parantoux this is almost mute though aggressive swirling does liberate a beautiful array of violet, spice and plum aromas that are trimmed in gentle sandalwood hints. The imposingly-scaled big-bodied flavors possess a velvety mouth feel thanks to the plethora of dry extract that does a great job of buffering the very firm tannic spine on the stony, detailed and massively long finish. While there is certainly very fine size and weight this is not what I would describe as a huge Méo Riche but everything is in perfect proportion plus the balance is impeccable. As is almost always the case this will not be a good candidate for early consumption so be prepared to buy it and forget it. Drink 2031+
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.
Richebourg is one of the six Grand Cru vineyards in Vosne Romanée consisting of 8ha which is shared between 10 producers including Domaine de la Romanée Conti, Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noellat and Domaine Meo-Camuzet. Richebourg is based mainly on limestone deposits with some clay making the wines robust and voluptuous with a long life expectancy