Domaine Méo-Camuzet Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru - Burgundy

Domaine Méo-Camuzet Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2019 - Burgundy

Vintage: 2019 | Type: Reds | Producer: Meo Camuzet
Region: France
Closure: Cork
Bottle size: 750ml

$792.00: as part of any six
$880.00: single bottle

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 1 bottles.

We are lucky to be situated at the top of the appellation, at the foot of the château. These vines see more visitors than any others in the Clos! The soil of this vast plot - nearly 3 hectares (7.5 acres), in one piece, has a well-balanced structure, but is not very deep, with only 40cms (16 inches) of topsoil; here the roots must work their way down through the cracks in the rocks.

The work of the roots is immense, as they must go very deep to find what they need. How far down do they go, the vines planted in 1920, which represent about one third of the vineyard plot? Another third have reached adulthood, as the vines were planted in the 1960's, the rest being 20 to 30 years old.

Is this a wine which expresses the Cistercian rigour which gave birth to it? No, its image is rather that of a refined gentleman: the grapes mature early here, but still give wines of great finesse, with a lace-like texture which lines the palate, and superb length.

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Our notes

95-97 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2019 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru is quite closed on the nose, offering discreet blackberry, raspberry and light violet aromas that you might mistake for a Vosne-Romanée. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannins. This is a juicy Clos de Vougeot, a little savory and quite peppery on the finish, which you might misconstrue as a result of some stem addition. Sculpted with Jean-Nicolas Méo's finest chisel, this is a wonderful Clos de Vougeot. (NM)

96 points Decanter

Located near the château, Méo's holding in the Clos de Vougeot dates to Etienne Camuzet’s purchase in 1920 and the average vine age is 60 years. These grapes are blended with a parcel in Grand Maupertuis to produce what must surely be among the most majestic wines of the Clos de Vougeot, with a strikingly spicy black fruit, massive concentration and a brooding, tannic structure that leads to an immense finish. 

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Méo's 2019 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru is shaping up brilliantly, mingling notes of orange peel, cassis and plums with notions of rose petals, sweet soil tones and exotic spices. Full-bodied, deep and layered, it's velvety and concentrated, with real mid-palate amplitude and an elegantly muscular profile. Perfumed and penetrating, this cuvée—from an optimally situated parcel below the château—is a fine long-haul proposition. Jean-Nicolas Méo began picking on September 13, observing that "everything was ripe at once this year," and that alcohol levels—for the most part, around 14%—were a little higher than he would have wished for. Yet the wines in the glass are hard to fault: Méo excelled in 2018, and his 2019s are even more structurally refined and vibrant. As I've written before, Méo's wines see quite a long élevage, and they can often be a little structural and introverted in the fall following the vintage, but these 2019s, just like the 2018s at the same stage last year, were remarkably open for inspection. Displaying superb concentration and mid-palate amplitude without any particular perception of heaviness, I found much to admire; and, in summation, this is a very fine portfolio that, when taken as a set, appears to match or surpass what was achieved here in 2018. 


Producers notes

The objective of the estate is to produce wines that combine structure and finesse, concentration and charm. This balance must be achieved, while respecting the personality of the terroir and the vintage. To do this, it's necessary to show a great deal of respect at each stage of the wine-making process. And that must start in the vineyard.

Various procedures are implemented to realise these objectives: our viticulture seeks to favour the natural balances and reveal the terroir, yields are kept under control, harvesting is carried out carefully by hand and grapes are sorted prior to our winemaking procedure characterised by minimum interference. This encourages the fineness, the expression of the fruit and the personality of each wine rather than just extraction. Maturing is carried out carefully, with the extensive but controlled use of new casks. The wines are bottled without being fined or filtered. 

Have a look at our practices in more detail, from the vineyard to bottling. Each stage is important and has its role to play in the production of a great wine.

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