Domaine Meo-Camuzet Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Aux Murgers" 2018
(Cote de Nuits, France) - [JM 93-95] [WS 93] [WA 92-94] [BH 90-93]
Regular price $300.00 Sale price $249.97 Save $50.03
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.
Ratings & Reviews
93-95 Points - Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy:
"Tried from barrel. Clear bright purple with much lively fruit, dark raspberry, gorgeous heart to this, in tense deep strawberry fruit in the middle, lively palate behind, in balance though not far from 14%. The terroir can manage that without difficulty."
93 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Dark, rich tones of blackberry, black cherry and blueberry mark this plush red. There is enough lift from the acidity on the finish and a light rasp of tannins. Charming and harmonious. Drink now through 2035. 59 cases imported." - BS (Dec 2020)
92-94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2018 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Murgers is showing especially well, unwinding in the glass with notes of sweet wild berries, plums, sweet soil tones and smoked meats. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, textural and concentrated, with lively acids, ripe tannins and a long, penetrating finish. Like many of Meo's 2018s, I suspect it will offer a broad drinking window." - William Kelley (1/2020)
90-93 Points - Allen Meadows' BurgHound:
"A deft application of wood sets off fresh and surprisingly elegant aromas that include the essence of red cherry, earth and a whiff of newly turned earth. The supple and rounded medium-bodied flavors are not especially dense but I like the vibrancy and texture while the impressively long bitter cherry pit-tinged finish tightens up substantially. Very good quality here as well." (1/2020)