Domaine Méo-Camuzet has a special aura, and a special place in my Burgundy history as both a link to the old master Henri Jayer and a connection to the core of Vosne-Romanee history.
I have followed the Méo-Camuzet wines for many years, and have been very impressed by the progress at the estate, especially after 2007. Jean-Nicolas Méo is certainly not resting on his laurels.
His wines are largely very well-known to both me and to readers. So without further ado, let’s go!
Tasting of the 2018 vintage from Méo-Camuzet
We tasted the wines from Coravin-breached barrel samples, meaning barrel samples that had been bottled. The individual tastes were then extracted using Coravin. This minimizes the stirring and airing of the wines in cask, but it does change the modus of tasting somewhat.
Domaine Méo-Camuzet Haut Côtes de Nuits Clos St. Philibert Blanc 2018
Rather a rich expression – slightly exotic notes of peach and passion fruit – with a citrus note. On the palate, agreeable with nice floral/grassy notes and citrus-infused minerality. An enjoyable but rather simple wine complexity-wise. Recently fined and put in tank.
(Drink from 2020) – Good+ (86 – 87p) – Tasted 12/11/2019
Méo-Camuzet Frère & Soeur Bourgogne Cote d’Or “Hemisphere Sud” 2018
Bourgogne Cote d’Or is from the Pommard area, and is a new entry to Burgundy classification-wise. It is light-footed, vivid and quite forward, with a nice blueberry and raspberry reference to the Pommard area … or perhaps this is just a journalistic search for a point of reference. Or is it the name Hémisphere Sud that brings one to the walls of Pommard? Bottom line: the Méo negociant wines have a certain immediate appeal for early drinking that speaks to me in a good way.
(Drink from 2020) – Good (85 – 86p) – Tasted 12/11/2019
Méo-Camuzet Frère & Soeur Marsannay 2018
This is textbook Marsannay, with delicate and lively fruit; quite energetic with an elegant mouthfeel and a floral impression. Not to complicate things, this is a glass of wine for enjoyment, yet with a sturdy Marsannay tannic backbone. Drink in the short term or over the next five years.
(Drink from 2025) – Good+ (86 – 88p) – Tasted 12/11/2019
Domaine Méo-Camuzet Nuits-Saint-Georges 2018
The NSG village is mainly from the area just south of Vosne, more precisely the vineyard Au Bas du Combe, situated just south of Vosne-Romanée Les Chaumes and above Aux Reas. It has a Vosne imprint, yet also a Nuits-Saint-Georges tone. The 2018 has red cherries and a hint of mulberries, as well as some blue fruit (as found in many 2018s). It’s juicy and vivid, offering charming and delicate fruit. Enjoyable glass …
(Drink from 2030) – Very Good (88 – 89p) – Tasted 12/11/2019 – ?
Domaine Méo-Camuzet Vosne-Romanée 2018
The Vosne-Romanée village is mainly from the top of the hill – Les Barreaux – but also from Aux Communes below the Sirugue estate. As always, this offers lively fruit and fine Vosne spices in the generous shape of the 2018 vintage. The oak is well integrated, but will need some years to vanish completely. A generous and vivid village.
(Drink from 2028) – Very Good (89 – 91p) – Tasted 12/11/2019
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