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Domaine Meo-Camuzet Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2016

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V 95
Vinous
(25% of the crop was lost to frost; 85% new oak): Good medium red. Alluring scents of dark raspberry, mocha and game. This wine brilliantly combines charm and power, with its intense flavors of sappy dark cherry, herbs, licorice and violet supported by firming stony minerality. Dense, energetic and complete, finishing with excellent length. This unusually elegant Clos Vougeot strikes me as more successful in the context of its vintage than the 2015. And not at all austere despite the crop level of just 23 hectoliters per hectare.
Barrel Sample: 93-95
TA 95
Tim Atkin

Jean-Nicolas Méo has nearly three hectares of Clos de Vougeot, all favourably located in the upper part of the Grand Cru close to the château. The wine sa90% new oak in 2016, but has more than enough power, texture and concentration to cope. This is smooth, ripe and plush with velvety tannnins and enough acidity for balance. 2026-34.

BH 94
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A noticeably, and agreeably, floral-infused nose speaks of a pretty variety of red berries that are laced with hints of earth, spice and oak. The delicious middle weight plus flavors possess a lovely sense of underlying tension while flashing a beguiling texture that is finer than usual while delivering excellent length on the balanced finish that is less youthfully austere than usual. Another difference is that this is also a bit denser than usual as well and like the Rognets this should both age well but also be approachable relatively early on.
Barrel Sample: 91-94
RP 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru, matured in 80% new oak, has a tightly wound bouquet with earthy, woodland scents permeating the red fruit. As an aside, I thought there were a few stems here, though Jean-Nicolas assured me there are none. The palate is medium-bodied with lithe tannins, vibrant red berry fruit laced with orange zest and tangerine. There is a sense of this being a more linear, correct and conservative Clos Vougeot until it finally fans on the final third. Good potential.
Barrel Sample: 92-94
D 93
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The domaine lost about 25% of its crop in the Clos Vougeot this year, but the resulting wine remains very classic, with a bouquet of ripe plum, cassis, roast espresso, grilled meat and incense. The wine is full-bodied, ample and quite four-square out of the gates, with a tense, firm chassis of tannin and good concentration.
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Domaine Meo-Camuzet, France
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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. Méo-Camuzet bottles four astounding grands crus, ten premier crus, several village wines, one Bourgogne Rouge, and only one white. Vigneron Jean-Nicolas Méo aims for balance and purity of fruit, which he accomplishes with terrific success. Though delicate and fine, even in their youth, the paradoxical concentration and intensity of these wines make them ideal for long cellar aging.

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Containing the largest Grand Cru in all of the Côte d’Or, Vougeot, the village, takes its name from the small stream flowing through it, called Vouge. Over three quarters of the village retains Grand Cru status, and a single vineyard at that: Clos de Vougeot (or simply, Clos Vougeot). Its mass—over 50 ha—retains the single name chiefly for historic reasons.

But today, Clos de Vougeot contains over 80 owners and shows significant soil and slope variations within its boundaries. The top, bordering Musigny and Grands Echezeaux, is calcareous and gravelly on oolitic limestone and exhibits wonderful drainage. The middle sections are limestone, gravel and clay with less of a slope. The lower part has little slant and is mostly made of clay. Historically the diverse parcels were blended but today the abundance of owners means that everyone has his own style. Exploring and understanding them is part of the allure of Clos de Vougeot.

In general a fine Clos de Vougeot when young will be dense and dark but juicy, with a pronounced austerity, and needs a good ten years to bring it to its full potential.

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One of the most finicky yet rewarding grapes to grow, Pinot Noir is a labor of love for many. However, the greatest red wines of Burgundy prove that it is unquestionably worth the effort. In fact, it is the only red variety permitted in Burgundy. Highly reflective of its terroir, Pinot Noir prefers calcareous soils and a cool climate, requires low yields to achieve high quality and demands a lot of attention in the vineyard and winery. It retains even more glory as an important component of Champagne as well as on its own in France’s Loire Valley and Alsace regions. This sensational grape enjoys immense international success, most notably growing in Oregon, California and New Zealand with smaller amounts in Chile, Germany (as Spätburgunder) and Italy (as Pinot Nero).

Tasting Notes for Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is a dry red wine, typically diominated by red fruit—strawberry, raspberry and cherry with some heftier styles showing black plum and more delicate styles of Pinot giving citrus qualities. It is relatively pale in color with soft tannins and a lively acidity. With age Pinot Noir can develop hauntingly alluring characteristics of fresh earth, savory spice and dried fruit.

Perfect Food Pairings for Pinot Noir

Pinot’s healthy acidity cuts through the oiliness of salmon or texture of tuna but its mild mannered tannins give it enough structure to pair with all sorts of poultry: chicken, quail and especially duck. As the namesake wine of Boeuf Bourguignon, Pinot noir has proven it isn’t afraid of beef. California examples work splendidly well with barbecue and Pinot Noir is also vegetarian-friendly—most notably with any dish that features mushrooms.

Sommelier Secrets for Pinot Noir

For administrative purposes, the region of Beaujolais is often included in Burgundy. But it is extremely different in terms of topography, soil and climate, and the important red grape here is ultimately Gamay, not Pinot noir. Truth be told, there is a tiny amount of Gamay sprinkled around the outlying parts of Burgundy (mainly in Maconnais) but it isn’t allowed with any great significance and certainly not in any Village or Cru level wines. So "red Burgundy" still necessarily refers to Pinot noir.

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