- Domaine Méo-Camuzet
- Pinot Noir
- 2021 - 2035
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, December 2017
Sweet black cherry aromas, this has drive and intensity with notes of mocha and freshly ground coffee. The taut tannins sit beautifully in the mid-palate and are enveloped by the depth of rich fruit. A hugely rewarding wine
Neal Martin, December 2017,
The 2016 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brûlées has plentiful dark berry fruit on the nose, wilted violets and shucked oyster shell, though it is not as defined as the Cros Parantoux at the moment. The palate is balanced with fine tannin, a little spicy in quality, maybe just missing a little tension towards the finish. The oak is just coming through a little strong on this sample to the extent that I may revisit this when I can obtain a more representative picture.
Burghound, January 2018,
An exuberantly fresh and ripe nose of cassis, black cherry, violet and a wonderful panoply of spice elements. The rich, sense and overtly powerful medium weight plus flavors possess superb density along with an almost pungent minerality before culminating in a dusty, indeed almost chalky, finish that seems to go on and on. The firm tannins are already well-integrated and this should effortlessly reward extended cellaring. Don't miss! Outstanding. Drink: 2028+
Stephen Tanzer, January 2018,
Saturated ruby-red. Aromatic and very pure but restrained on the nose, offering high-pitched aromas of dark raspberry, black cherry, flowers, spices and minerals. Impressively concentrated and dense yet light on its feet, with its very intense flavors of dark fruits, spices and flowers enlivened by saline tension. Almost painful in the middle palate in the early going, this wine finishes with firm but suave tannins and outstanding lingering perfume. Méo did not add SO2 in the fermenter because this wine often has "reduction issues." With its fruit of steel, this beauty should enjoy a long life in bottle.
Decanter, January 2018,
The Vosne Aux Brulées may not be a grand cru, but it is always a serious contender for the title of king of the cellar, and the 2016 is no exception. Aromas of ripe black cherry, wood smoke, raw cocoa and rich soil precede a full-bodied, velvety wine with superb depth and dimension, a fine-grained but serious chassis of tannin, succulent acids and lovely concentration. Plenty of intensity and energy here - a fabulous Brulées! Drinking Window 2027 - 2045
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.