Méo-Camuzet – 2019


Jean-Nicolas Méo 2020 - Domaine Méo-CamuzetTasted in Vosne-Romanée with Jean-Nicolas Méo, 24 November 2020.

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Jean-Nicolas on 2020:
A year with a lot of emotions – as many I suppose. The first confinement went quite well, the main problem was we had to wait to bottle as the bottle factory closed. But the first two waves of 2019 bottling were done in January and February. 2020 is an early vintage, of course, and it seems we have to harvest faster these days, some wines were 14° but others, perhaps a little blocked, stayed at 12-12.5°. Some of our vines, like Chaumes – and thats two hectares – are always rather early ripening these days – for that we have to be quick.

Jean-Nicolas on 2019:
was an easy vintage, except that the vines were practically ready all at the same time – that was the only difficulty. The Bourgogne was slightly sacrificed – it has the highest degree – so I could guarantee the balance in the other wines. The balance is good though and with a nice extraction too. It’s interesting because we have a warm vintage but there is a fine definition of terrour too – the warmth hasn’t diluted that. I think, I hope, that there will be the same ageing and revealing of the tension that we saw with our 2009s…

The wines…

A top address in 2019 – not a wine misses a beat.

2019 Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Clos St. Philibert
A broad nose, slightly green citrus. Nice intensity, good texture too. Really a fine finishing intensity. Long too

2019 Meursault
Still in barrel
A finer, wider, nose that’s also slightly spiced. More supple, good freshness, better definition and, today, certainly more delicious – that’s excellent and with a lovely finish too…

Les Reds:

2019 Domaine Bourgogne Côte d’Or
Actually will make 3 different Bourgognes – they normally have 60 barrels – the last one from Chambolle and Vosne has the domaine label, the other two from cote de Beaune and cote de Nuits (north and south) don’t have the domaine label.
Plenty of round concentration, a nice airy top note. Wide, mouth-filling, the energy is there and just a little cushion to the texture too. The finish is the best part – very delicious…

2019 Fixin
A little extra freshness and a more airy style. Extra fresh attack, plenty of structural elements, hmm, you should wait a little, but this is excellent.

Now wines in barrel:

2019 Gevrey-Chambertin
From Chazaire under En Songe
Ooh – a fine floral perfume, very forward, very attractive. Freshness and drive, silky texture. Great villages. Energy, sophistication and delicious too. Bravo!

2019 Nuits St.Georges
A faintly spicy width – attractive but much more reticent than the last wines. Very silky again – a little more impact but essentially almost as silky as the Gevrey. “I think Gevrey is overestimated and Nuits under-estimated,” say Jean-Nicholas!

2019 Vosne-Romanée
2 parcels mainly Barraux the rest Au Communes so top and bottom slope with separate elevage.
Lots of aromatic dimension, deep, fresh and with fruit of clarity – I love the blend of purity and energy. I simply love the energy here, thats a top Vosne. Simple!

2019 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Feuselottes
A more open and deep – slightly reduced – nose, slowly evolving the fresh floral aspects that you expect. Plenty of gas, but also extra 1er cru depth of flavour too. Strength of flavour and persistence – as it should be, it’s another level!

2019 Nuits St.Georges 1er Perrières
Old vines.
Hmm, thats a beautifully floral perfumed nose. Fresh, direct, chalky if you like. A small drag to the texture. The last wine was ‘easy’ compared to this, this I love! Bravo!
2019 Nuits St.Georges 1er Aux Murgers
Less floral but deeper, still red fruit and vibrant. A little gas, a structure that resembles the Perrières – there’s lovely acidity in both. The flavour clinging to the palate – yes as good as the last – bravo!

2019 Vosne-Romanée 1er Les Chaumes
Not as deep a nose but still wide and attractively perfumed. This has a proper structure, melting its flavour over the palate. There’s the usual elegance of Chaumes but I particularly like the construction here. Excellent.

2019 Clos de Vougeot
Not the deepest colour. A top to bottom nose, red fruit at the base violets on high. A touch of gas. A fine framework here too; depth to the flavour. An almost layered finishing effect. That’s yet another very delicious wine. A great finish – intense and long-lasting.

2019 Corton Clos Rognets
Always our first harvest, suave and charming
A roundness, some coffee inflexion to the red fruit – the last drops in the glass more obviously fresh. Wide, the structure also wide, modestly tannic but there’s no grain to see. Extra flavour growth, extra flavour dimension – what a finish!

2019 Echézeaux
Wider and more airy, certainly a little spiced. Supple, silky, easily dispensing its delicious flavours over the palate. A different level of sophistication though fewer fireworks in the finish. Excellent wine

2019 Vosne-Romanée 1er Brûlées
A fresher, more openly spiced nose, slowly growing with flashes of perfumed fruit. Extra structure evident after the Echezeaux, but a more floral-infused fruit on the palate too. Fine finishing energy and flavour dimension, excellent again and super-long.

2019 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cros Parantoux
A larger panorama of aroma, a little barrel too I sense. This is like the Clos de Vougeot of Vosne – so beautifully structured, detailed and exceptionally delicious. Perfectly balanced energy and flavour – bravo.
2019 Richebourg
Thats a larger nose; airy, herbed, the first with an obvious whole-cluster aspect in the perfume – but there are none! I almost feel like I’m tasting the same wine from DRC yesterday. Intense, layered, perfumed long, oh so long, clearly bravo wine.

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