- Domaine Méo-Camuzet
- Pinot Noir
- 2021 - 2029
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, November 2018
Yet another success story from this small and underrated appellation that lies between Gevrey Chambertin and Marsannay. It is noticeably deeper in colour than the Marsannay and has a swirling cassis intensity in its dark aromas. The tannins are extremely fine and silky. The palate is drenched in dark cherries and a touch of spiced cinnamon from the 40% new oak. Dark, sumptuous velvet.
Burghound, January 2019,
Light wood surrounds the earthy aromas of various dark berries and attractive floral aromas that include violet, lavender and lilac. The sappy and sleekly textured medium weight flavors exude a fine bead of minerality on the impressively long and reasonably firm if mildly tangy finale. This refreshing effort just makes one feel like drinking it. Note that my projected range implicitly assumes the acid tanginess will dissipate. 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.
Fixin is an appellation next door to Gevrey Chambertin in the Côte de Nuits in Burgundy. There are five Fixin Premier Cru vineyards situated in the western side of the commune.