Domaine Meo-Camuzet Corton "Les Perrieres" Grand Cru 2019 (Cote de Beaune, France) - [WA 92-94] [BH 91-94]

Domaine Meo-Camuzet Corton "Les Perrieres" Grand Cru 2019
(Cote de Beaune, France) - [WA 92-94] [BH 91-94]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
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.

At first glance, the Perrieres represent the typical Corton, abundantly described: austere, long in coming, tannic. This impression should be qualified because the wine seems to have multiple facets: straightforward certainly, but with an underlying structure and a finish marked by minerality. No heaviness, which facilitates the expression of complexity. A long cellaring time is certainly beneficial.

Ratings & Reviews

92-94 Points Robert Parkers Wine Advocate:
"The 2019 Corton Grand Cru Les Perrières mingles aromas of plums, red berries, forest floor and orange rind with sapid suggestions of nori and licorice in an inviting bouquet. Medium to full-bodied, vibrant and tightly wound, with fine depth at the core and youthfully chalky grip on the finish, it's another fine medium- to long-term proposition.” – William Kelley (Jan 2021)

91-94 Points Allen Meadows' BurgHound:
"This is also relatively cool and restrained with its nicely layered nose of ripe red currant, game and whiffs of spice and earth. The caressing and gorgeously textured larger-scaled flavors that are quite finely balanced and more mineral-driven on the sneaky long finish. In contrast to the typical example of Corton, the mouthfeel is almost delicate and overall, this is lovely.” (Jan 2021)