- Domaine Méo-Camuzet
- Pinot Noir
- 2026 - 2040
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Goedhuis, December 2017
It is always such an honour to taste this wine, and an air of reverence filled the cellar as Jean-Nicolas poured it. The 2016 does not disappoint. Dense purple colour, it has wonderfully complex autumnal fruit aromas that unfurl on the palate. Profound, with a superbly balanced texture of sweet fruit, ripe tannins and light freshness. Fabulous!
Neal Martin, December 2017,
The 2016 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Cros Parantoux is blessed with a bewitching and detailed bouquet with subtle floral scents: wilted rose petals littered over redcurrant and cranberry aromas, a hint of clove emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, cohesive with fine-boned and yet somehow understated with a touch of salinity and lapsang souchong on the finish. Maybe at present, a more reserved Cros Parantoux than Emmanuel Rouget’s, yet one can already see its potential. Drink 2021-2040
Burghound, January 2018,
An even more complex if not quite as ripe nose is quite cool and restrained and it requires aggressive swirling to coax the beautifully layered aromas of plum, dark currant, violet and once again a lovely array of spice elements. The powerful, concentrated and palate coating medium-bodied flavors flash plenty of minerality on the hugely long and impeccably well-balanced finish. Despite the evident harmony of expression it is also abundantly clear that this is going to require a long snooze in a cool cellar before it arrives at its peak. Don't miss! Outstanding. Drink: 2031+
Stephen Tanzer, January 2018,
Bright ruby-red. Very pure aromas of black raspberry, licorice, bitter chocolate and pungent crushed-stone minerality. Boasts alluring sweetness and sexy inner-mouth perfume, with its intense dark fruit and mineral flavors enlivened by brisk acidity. Not quite as salty as the Brûlées but still boasts terrific inner-mouth tension and energy. Still a bit youthfully tight--and less charming than the Brûlées--but not at all hard. The tannins reach the front teeth. Méo harvested this fruit later than the Brûlées, and this wine will need more bottle aging for its structure to soften. A great premier cru in the making.
Decanter, January 2018,
The Cros Parantoux was more reticent than the Aux Brulées when I tasted it, opening in the glass with a bouquet of dark fruit, smoked duck and spice. On the palate the wine is a touch more powerful, with superb sap and a bright line of acidity along with serious concentration. But it was not quite so coherent or complete, doubtless needing some more time in barrel to integrate and resolve. 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.