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Goedhuis, December 2019
The fact that Jean-Nicolas shows this wine from cask after his Clos Vougeot and just before the Cros Parantoux is an indication of his high opinion of this fine vineyard. It is a glorious follow on from the Clos, possessing warmth and succulence. Flavours of Morello cherry and loganberry, this is hugely stylish, with a silken yet powerful tannic core. It combines gentleness with a striking exuberance, so layered and so so long. Fabulous.
Neal Martin, January 2020,
The 2018 Vosne-Romanée Aux Brûlées 1er Cru, which is de-stemmed, has a complex bouquet, a mélange of red and black fruit laced with incense and subtle potpourri aromas. The beautifully balanced palate offers very fine tannins, good cohesion and impressive depth. There’s a pinch of spice on the finish, which displays superb breeding. Excellent. 2023 - 2045
Burghound, January 2020,
An exuberantly spicy mélange features notes of poached plum, spiced Asian pekoe tea, cassis and lovely violet and lilac nuances. The palate impression is rich to the point of opulence with a positively gorgeous texture that carries over to the palate drenching though decidedly firm and mineral-inflected finish that goes on and on. There are hints of wood and warmth but neither are enough to materially detract from just how good this is. Drink 2035+. Don't miss! Outstanding
Wine Advocate, January 2020,
The 2018 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brûlées is brilliant, unfurling in the glass with an exquisite bouquet of sweet red berries, cherries, orange rind, smoked duck and exotic spices, followed by a medium to full-bodied, concentrated and enveloping wine framed by velvety tannins and succulent acids, concluding with a long and youthfully chalky finish. From a parcel planted in the 1930s, I often think that Aux Brûlées is Méo's finest wine; and while I'd give the Cros Parantoux the edge this year, it is a superb effort.
Jasper Morris MW, January 2020,
Dense black with a purple edge. This is a ripe mostly black fruit nose but can live with it. Fresh enough behind with some mineral crunch. The fruit smothers the structure but is at the limit of ripeness, coming in slightly over 14%.
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.