- Domaine Méo-Camuzet
- Pinot Noir
- 2020 - 2030
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2017
Quite a dark fruited style of Vosne Romanée, with hints of black cherries and olives. There is a bright, pure freshness in the mid-palate, with a richness of layered fruit following through to the end. A really appealing example of this great village’s wine.
Neal Martin, December 2017,
The 2016 Vosne-Romanée Village comes from parcels in the lieux-dits of Aux Communes and Au Bas de Combe and matured in 30% new oak. It was showing a touch of reduction on the nose, but underneath resides attractive brambly black fruit laced with violet and iris. The palate is medium-bodied with a fresh opening, a Vosne that is nimble on its toes, not a deep and concentrated Vosne-Romanée but there is satisfying precision on the finish. Fine. Drink 2019-2025
Burghound, January 2018,
Mild reduction masks the underlying fruit but not the spice nuances that can also be found on the velvety, round and seductively textured medium-bodied flavors that deliver very solid depth and persistence on the lively finish. This is at once very Vosne in character with supporting tannins that are slightly finer than usual. Outstanding. Drink: 2023+
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.