Domaine Meo-Camuzet Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Blanc "Clos Saint-Philibert" 2018
(Burgundy, France) - [DM 92]
Regular price $75.00 Sale price $56.97 Save $18.03
About the Wine:
Méo-Camuzet is one of the most celebrated domaines of the Côte d’Or, located in the heart of prestigious Vosne-Romanée. The domaine boasts fourteen hectares of land in some of the most spectacular appellations and crus of Burgundy. The vineyard land in Burgundy is highly parceled out among families, which makes it rare for anyone to have enough vines to be able to bottle one grand cru, let alone the six that the Méos have. Founder Étienne Camuzet was not only a passionate vigneron, but a full-time politician, and spent most of his time in Paris, representing the Côte d’Or. In order to keep his land in use, he offered it to capable share-croppers to farm. By the time his daughter had inherited the estate, she found herself with no successors, so the estate was passed down to her closest relative, Jean Méo, who was also involved in politics:he served as a member of Charles DeGaulle’s cabinet. Jean's son Jean-Nicolas took over in 1985.
This historic Vosne-Romanée estate has a prestigious array of premier cru and grand cru holdings to its name, making its Hautes-Côtes de Nuits parcel stand apart as the humble outlier. A 3.5 hectare vineyard within the boundary of Flagey-Echézeaux sitting at altitude directly above the grand cru Echezaux, the Clos Saint Philibert is just a stone’s throw from some of the most prestigious terroir in all of Burgundy.
Ratings & Reviews
92 Points - Decanter Magazine:
“An Hautes Côtes white that has long been a below-the-radar favourite of Burgundy lovers. Planted in the 1990s at 380 metres, which was pretty bold at the time, it's a tangy, crunchy, mineral-etched Chardonnay with some sweet vanilla spice from oak fermentation and a chiselled finish.” – Tim Atkin, MW (Oct 2018)
89 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
“Expressive aromas of citrus oil, green pear and hazelnut introduce the 2018 Hautes Côtes de Nuits Blanc Clos St. Philibert, a medium-bodied, chalky and incisive white with a succulently ripe core of fruit. Evidently, this site performed well in the warm 2018 vintage.” – William Kelley (Jan 2020)
“The 2018 Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Blanc Clos St. Philibert was fined and taken from tank. It has a pineapple and passion fruit bouquet. The simple palate offers light grassiness and citrus fruit and an easygoing finish.” – Neal Martin (Jan 2020)
Allen Meadows' BurgHound:
“There is good freshness to the softly exotic aromas of mostly white orchard fruit that is trimmed in lychee nut nuances. The forward, supple and easy-going flavors are delicious and sufficiently forward that this should drink well shortly after release.” (Jun 2020)