I had the pleasure of tasting a few of the Méo-Camuzet 2016s during the Grand Jours de Bourgogne.
Jean-Nicolas Méo was as usual showing a range of his wines at the big Grands Jours de Bourgogne tasting at Clos de Vougeot.
A rather intense tasting at the Chateau – with many people. I did however have a nice taste of a few of the 2016s from Méo – and I was to say the least delighted …
The 2016s from Méo-Camuzet are spot on in my view – made with a sufficiently light hand to maintain the elegant and playful fruit in the wines – despite the rather serious intensity of the vintage.
There is a nice contration in the wines – hence also a fine potential, as the wines have a lovely energy.
The Vosne-Romanée village is floral, spicy and quite transparent – singing a lovely Vosne tune – a very lively Vosne village with plenty of intensity and a lovely balance. Very Good+ (90 – 91p).
The Vosne-Romanée Les Chaumes is a step up in volume – and showing the charming side of the 2016 vintage – presumably made from normal yields, as this side of Vosne-Romanée only suffered minor frost damage. The fruit has a nice concentration and a slightly playful richness – a bit lavish and silky one would say. Vintage work well with this terroir – Fine+ (91 – 93p) – rather delighted.
The Clos de Vougeot is a tremendous wine – as are many wines from this terroir in 2016. Méo have struck a perfect balance between transparency and intensity with this wine – it’s airy, quite floral and with a lovely energy. The best Clos de Vougeot I have tasted from the Méo estate so far – as the minerality is very much forward – rather than the often darkish density of the fruit. Well done – Very Fine+ (94 – 96p) – perhaps even a bit conservative here.
Secondly I also tasted a few wines from Jean-Nicolas Méo at a tasting arranged by the agent Mouchonnat.
At this tasting Méo showed the excellent white – Hautes-Côtes de Nuits “Clos St. Philibert” 2016. An interesting wine from the hills above Flagey Echezeaux. A mineral driven wine – with a vivid stony minerality. I really enjoyed this wine – Very Good (87 – 88p).
The second wine here was the Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Boudots 2016 – a delightfully airy and charming wine – with a vivid and almost silky mid-palate fruit. A both elegant and refined Boudots in the making – Very Fine (93p).
Lastly I tasted one of the Cortons – the Corton Clos Rognet 2016 – very impressive and energetic for the appellation – with all the transparency one could hope for. Very Fine+ (94 – 95p) … delightful finesse and balance .. Corton has a lot to offer.
Jean-Nicolas Méo has really taken quality a substantial notch up since the 2009 vintage – and both the 2015 and 2016 vintages are showing great promise.