Why Big Red Diary?
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2002 Méo-Camuzet Frère & Soeurs, Côte de Nuits VillagesJul. 2006
Medium-plus cherry-red colour. The nose is wide, sweet and high-toned – a good start. The palate is poised, mouth-wateringly long and shows lovely balance. The fruit is predominantly red and wrapped with low-key grainy tannin which can become a little messy if the wine gets too warm, but direct from the cellar this is a winner – assuming you get a discount – it’s not the cheapest of villages!
2002 Méo-Camuzet Frère & Soeurs, Côte de Nuits VillagesJul. 2005
Although the label is very much in the domaine’s style, it’s nice to see a little more differentiation on the label for this ‘vin de négoce’. Deep but not opaque cherry-red. The nose is a rather impressive and intense core of black cherry surrounded by higher tones. The palate is an oak-spice and black fruit extravaganza thats coupled with slightly tart acidity and well mannered tannins. Mouthwatering with medium length – a gem of Côte de Nuits.
2002 Méo-Camuzet Frère & Soeurs, FixinJul. 2005
Medium, medium-plus cherry-red. The nose is a little more subdued than the Côte de Nuits Villages but becomes ever more intense and impressive – tight red fruit of some depth. The palate has good acidity, just a little less tart than the ‘Villages’, rounder and longer too. Much less oak spice but I have to say that today there’s a little less personality too – that said the underlying material is better here. There’s a black aspect to the fruit here too, but less so than the last wine – a rather polished Fixin but one that didn’t ignite the spark of excitement, despite that, I think it’s clean, well-made and will improve over the next 5 years.
1999 Méo-Camuzet Frère & Soeurs, MarsannayDec. 2002
A negociant wine here. Deep red cherry still with some purple hints. The nose has lots of volume with strong, primary red cherry fruit and a hint of higher raspberry – once the faint high-toast oak disappears. The palate is not what you expect from Marsannay; it’s very thick & fruity, though not obviously oak induced. There is almost good acidity, coupled with good tannins and a nice finish. An excellent wine, and one you would never guess to be Marsannay, more like a very good 1er Cru Beaune.
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