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Average critic rating : 93.0 points
A more expressive nose of plum, spice elements and copious sauvage notes leads to lavishly rich, mineral-driven and gorgeously intense broad-scaled flavors that are blessed with an abundance of mouth coating dry extract. This is a very big wine to the point where it's overtly robust and very much in the model of a classic Corton yet there is no rusticity on the massively long and linear finish. While qualitatively similar to the Corton-Perrières these two wines have very different personalities. A choice. Tasted: Jan 14, 2013. Drink: 2026+
Despite a history that stretches back to the beginning of the 20th century, Méo-Camuzet is a relative newcomer to domaine-bottling, which started here in 1985. Prior to this, the Camuzet vineyards were leased out to sharecroppers and much of it sold to negociants. One such sharecropper was the legendary Henri Jayer , who acted as a consultant to the domaine.
The holdings are significant: grand crus Richebourg, Clos Vougeot and Echézaux and excellent sites in Vosne-Romanée including Cros Parantoux, Les Brulées and Les Chaumes. Three vineyards on the Vosne-Romanée side of Nuits St Georges: Boudots, Murgers and Bas de Combe complete the Côte de Nuits holdings with 1.38 hectares of village Vosne-Romanée. The domaine also has more than a hectare of grand cru Corton in the Côte de Beaune.
The style here is a full one, and Henri Jayer surely still an inspiration. The vineyards are worked organically, and the wines see up to 100% new oak, which integrates perfectly with some bottle age. The premier cru Vosne-Romanées are both from vineyards at the top of the slope, as is the Echézeaux, and these are lifted, mineral expressions of Vosne.
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