- Domaine Méo-Camuzet
- Pinot Noir
- 2024 - 2040
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2016
Deep opaque colour, this has smoky aromas of cocoa and Moroccan spice. In the palate it balances a sweet juiciness with a firm mid-palate intensity. Very driven and very long.
Neal Martin, December 2016,
The 2015 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brûlées was showing some reduction on the nose when I tasted it from barrel. It gradually unfurls to reveal attractive floral scents, iris and a hint of incense infusing the black and blue fruit, damp undergrowth emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe tannin, good depth and grip in the mouth, tightly coiled towards the finish that lingers long in the mouth. There is fine mineral energy here, completing an excellent Brûlées. Drink 2020-2038
Burghound, January 2017,
Reduction presently renders the nose difficult to assess. On the plus side there is lovely freshness and underlying tension to the full-bodied and robust broad-shouldered flavors that are blessed with a beguiling inner mouth perfume as well as seemingly endless reserves of sappy dry extract that pushes the very firm tannic spine to the background. I very much like the balance as well as the huge length and in contrast to some of the wines in the range, this may well be approachable after only 7 to 8 years yet easily repay 20 years of bottle age, perhaps even more. Dont miss! Outsatnding 2032+
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.