- Domaine Méo-Camuzet
- Pinot Noir
- 2025 - 2038
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Goedhuis, November 2018
Reverence for this rare wine is utterly justified in this example. It is tense and tightly coiled in its youth. But it trembles with energy and profound power underneath its initially austere outer shell. It is a privilege to taste from barrel, and one imagines it is destined for greatness. For the lucky few, it will be a transporting experience to taste this regal wine once mature.
Neal Martin, January 2019,
The 2017 Vosne-Romanée Cros Parantoux 1er Cru, which had been racked a week prior to my visit, has a detailed and complex bouquet, a mixture of red and black fruit, pressed iris and hints of blood orange. It needs a little more cohesion, but that will come with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, the SO2 addition perhaps tightening everything up, as Jean-Nicolas Méo suggests. It displays good grip in the mouth and a solid and quite firm finish. This may require several years in bottle once released. One for those seeking an intellectual Vosne-Romanée. 2024 - 2045
Burghound, January 2019,
This too is firmly reduced though the supporting wood is less visible. There is impressive intensity to the equally sleek big-bodied flavors that possess a gorgeous mouthfeel thanks once again to the plentiful sappy dry extract that coats the mouth on the hugely long and impeccably well-balanced finale. Like the Cros, this very stylish and classy effort will also need to develop better depth though the underlying material is present for that to occur. Drink 2035+
Decanter, November 2018,
Made with old-vine fruit from one of Vosne's most famous premiers crus - partly because of its association with the legendary Henri Jayer - this wine was comparatively late-picked because of the coolness of its north-east facing, 0-3ha site. The 100% new oak is effortlessly integrated, supported by the red fruit sweetness that's typical of the vintage, plus zesty, palate-cleansing minerality. Drink 2024-2032
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.