Meo-Camuzet Freres et Soeurs Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru "Les Cras" 2020
(Cote de Nuits, France) - [WA 90-92] [BH 89-91]
Regular price $260.00 Sale price $199.97 Save $60.03
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.
Meo-Camuzet Frere et Soeurs is the négociant entity of the family domaine, and works closely with local growers to source the best fruit available in some of Burgundy’s finest terroirs. Vines are tended with the same best practices that the family espouses. The Méos oversee vineyard management, and they care for the wines in the cellars with the same attention to detail and respect of terroir that they do those of the domaine.
Ratings & Reviews
90-92 Points - Wine Advocate:
"A fine success, the 2020 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Cras (Méo-Camuzet Frère & Soeurs) exhibits aromas of raspberries and cherries mingled with rose petals and loamy soil. Medium to full-bodied, lively and concentrated, it's taut and mouthwatering, with fine depth at the core and powdery structuring tannins." - William Kelley (Jan 2022)
89-91 Points - Allen Meadows' BurgHound:
"An airy, fresh and cool nose reflects notes of dark cherry, raspberry, anise and subtle oak influence. The velvety but punchy middle weight flavors also exude evident minerality on the clean, dusty and youthfully austere finale that also is a bit chewy and not especially refined. This is also going to need at least a few years of cellaring to resolve some of the structure." (Jan 2022)