Domaine Meo-Camuzet Corton "Les Perrieres" Grand Cru 2020
(Cote de Beaune, France) - [IB 93-96] [BH 91-94 [VM 91-93] ]
Regular price $599.00 Sale price $527.99 Save $71.01
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
93-96 Points Inside Burgundy:
"Rich dark purple, with an evidently ripe nose at 14.3%. The cherries may be on the richer side but they are not cooked. The wine is staying in very good shape because this vineyard always delivers a mineral crunch at the back. A lovely wine which holds its own here very well. I think the best he has made.” – Jasper Morris (Dec 2021)
91-94 Points Allen Meadows' BurgHound:
"Méo commented that he believes that the 2020 version is the best that they have made. Exuberantly fresh yet decidedly ripe aromas include those of red and dark currant that are laced with floral, spice and oak hints. The firm, muscular and mineral-driven big-bodied flavors possess evident power and excellent length on the chewy, structured and lingering finish that flirts with rusticity. (Drink starting 2035).” (Jan 2021)
91-93 Points Vinous Media:
"The 2020 Corton-Perrières Grand Cru has a refined nose that gently unfurls in the glass with dark cherries and bilberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe and quite bold tannins, fine acidity, quite dense and a little sinewy yet maintaining fine definition. Give this 4-5 years in bottle. (Drink between 2026-2045)." - Neal Martin (Dec 2021)