- Domaine Méo-Camuzet
- Pinot Noir
- 2021 - 2032
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Goedhuis, December 2014
The most famous and sought after 1er Cru in the village and this stunning 2013 is worthy of that reputation. A wine which balances a silky volume with amazing power. Intense and concentrated without being overbearing, a Grand Cru in every way except classification.
Neal Martin, December 2014,
The 2013 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Cros Parantoux has a really quite alluring, complex bouquet with broody dark cherry, blackberry leaf and cold wet stone aromas that are both detailed and intense. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, razor-sharp tannins that form a lattice around a core of red fruit. There is a pastille-like purity and an electrifying finish, whose "current" feels long in the mouth. This is very classy: a great Cros Parantoux, terroir shrugging off what the season threw in its way. Drink: 2017 - 2040
Burghound, January 2015,
(40+ year old vines). A beautifully elegant and markedly floral and spicy nose of mostly dark berry fruit is trimmed in just enough wood to notice. There is very fine delineation to the intensely mineral-driven and tautly muscular middle weight flavors that also possess knock-out mid-palate concentration before culminating in an explosively long finish. In the same fashion as the Brûlées this is very firmly structured and will likewise require plenty of bottle age to reveal its immense potential. This too is a “wow” wine. 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.
The vineyards of the modest village of Vosne Romanée are arguably the most sought after in the Côte d'Or. It is host to excellent Village and Premier Cru wines, but it is its most famous Grand Crusthat truly stand out: Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, Richebourg, Grands Echézeaux, Echézeaux, Romanée St. Vivant and La Romanée as well as Cros Parentoux, a Premier Cru vineyard which attracts Grand Cru attention (and prices). Vosne-Romanée can be remarkably robust and powerful, yet be charming and fleshy giving it one of the most diverse styles of the region.