Domaine Meo-Camuzet Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2021 (Cote de Nuits, France) - [JM 93-95] [BH 92-95] [WA 91-93] [VM 88-90]

Domaine Meo-Camuzet Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2021
(Cote de Nuits, France) - [JM 93-95] [BH 92-95] [WA 91-93] [VM 88-90]

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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.

The Clos de Vougeot vineyard was farmed by monks for nearly a thousand years before more earthly beings began to take over. There is ample historical evidence to be 100% certain that this site is capable of making some of the world’s finest and longest-lived Pinot Noir. It is also one of the few Grand Crus (like Corton) large enough to have multiple lieux-dits within it. Jean-Nicolas Méo owns vines in the lieux-dits of Grand Mapertuis and Près du Cellier (two very good ones). His Vougeot is marked by richness, concentration, velvety structure, broad aromatics, length, and power. It is a complete wine, and one that merits at least eight years of bottle age before it is enjoyed.

Ratings & Reviews

 93-95 Points - Jasper Morris' Inside Burgundy:
"A medium crimson purple in colour. The bouquet is attractive rather than massive. Lovely cherry fruit right through the middle then a firmer finish as the natural tannins of the Clos kick in. Proper length here as well. Drink from 2030-2038" (Nov 2022)

92-95 Points - Allen Meadows' BurgHound: 
"A restrained if really pretty nose somewhat grudgingly offers up its combination of cool earth, red berries and herbal tea hints. The medium weight flavors are not particularly dense, but they do possess both a really lovely texture as well as fine precision that carries over to the saline, youthfully austere and superbly long finish. Moreover, there is already first-rate depth and overall, this beauty is very promising." (Jan 2023)

91-93 Points- Wine Advocate: 

"The 2021 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru is more structured, unwinding in the glass with aromas of smoky berries, sweet spices, plums and orange zest. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and layered, with powdery tannins that assert themselves on the saline finish, it's one 2021 that will reward a bit of patience." - William Kelley (Jan 2023)

88-90 Points - Vinous Media: 
"The 2021 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru conveys something sedate on the nose, not lacking in energy or tension, but quite refined and not needing to show off. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit laced with white pepper on the entry, orange rind and marmalade, though it scarpers out the door a bit quickly on the finish like the Chaumes. This is one cuvée that I feel is nixed by the growing season; a little dilution on the finish." - Neal Martin (Jan 2023)