- Domaine Méo-Camuzet
- Pinot Noir
- 2019 - 2029
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2015
A superb cuvée, with a multitude of flavours focusing on cinnamon, pepper and Black Forest fruits. Broad and concentrated, but also with plenty of charm. This has real 1er Cru complexity; a wine of class and great potential.
Neal Martin, December 2015,
The 2014 Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Aux Murgers has a well defined, precise bouquet that is reserved at first, but opens up nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a prickle of white pepper on the entry. Certainly one can appreciate the structure here, though I discerned a little oak to be absorbed. It comes across as harmonious on the sweet yet linear finish. Drink 2017-2030
Burghound, January 2016,
This is also overtly spicy with its ripe and fresh array of earth-inflected violet, plum and red berry fruit aromas that are trimmed in just enough wood to notice. Once again there is fine richness and volume to the bigger-bodied and muscular flavors that deliver excellent persistence on the dusty finish that is mildly austere and on the more rustic side than usual. The tannins also stick out somewhat at present though given this wine’s consistent track record, I suspect that it will harmonize over the mid-term. Drink 2026+
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.