2016 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Aux Boudots" (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1348672 91-94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 This is also quite spicy with a pretty and broad-ranging array of black cherry, plum and violet aromas that are cut with warm earth wisps. The big-bodied flavors possess a bit more size, weight and evident power that are bolstered by the impressive level of sappy dry extract that also serves to buffer the lengthy if youthfully austere finale. Good juice here with excellent upside development potential.  (1/2018)

94 points John Gilman

 The Domaine Méo-Camuzet Boudots is flat out stunning in 2016 and this is one of the top premier crus in the cellar here this year. The bouquet is pure, complex and vibrant, soaring from the glass in a blend of sweet black cherries and plums, raw cocoa, a very complex base of soil, gamebird, violets and nutty new oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and sappy at the core, with great soil signature, fine-grained tannins and outstanding focus and grip on the very long, complex and energetic finish. Really classy Nuits. 2025-2075.  (1/2018)

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2016 Nuits Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Boudots comes equipped with a vibrant and vivacious bouquet with blueberry and violets, orange blossom with just judicious touch of stemminess that imparts freshness. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh acidity. There are discrete hints of marmalade; generous in the mouth with good volume on the seductive finish. I can envisage this being quite forward once in bottle and, therefore, will not require extended bottle age like other 2016s from the domaine. This is one of my favorite releases of this wine in recent years. (NM)  (12/2017)

90-93 points Vinous

 Deep ruby-red. Much more reticent on the nose than the Murgers, showing more stem-influenced herbs and shoe polish than primary fruit in the early going. Then intense, penetrating and quite backward on the palate, with dark fruit flavors accented by black pepper and complicated by a hint of chocolate cake. In a distinctly serious style, finishing with a firm tannic spine and a distinct saline character. (ST)  (1/2018)

92 points Decanter

 The Nuits Boudots reveals an attractive bouquet of rose petal, strawberry, black cherry and spice, marked by a touch of whole cluster fruit which Méo finds adds a certain seriousness to a cuvée which can otherwise be rather fruit-driven at this address. On the palate the wine is fine-grained, supple and silky, ample on the attack and then firm on the finish. Like the Murgers, this will need some time.Drinking Window 2025 - 2040. (WK)  (10/2017)

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Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.


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- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north. View our bestselling Burgundy.
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Nuits Saint Georges

- A long, narrow appellation, and the southernmost commune of importance in the Côtes de Nuits. Nuits St. Georges tend to be sturdy, muscular wines, which are tannic in their youth. There are no Grands Cru in the town, but several Premier Cru vineyards. The wines from the north side of the village, towards Vosne-Romanée are distinctly different in character than those from the southern vineyards. The vineyards traditionally among the best are in the South, including Cailles, Vaucrains, St. Georges, and Argillières. These vineyards are on deep brown limestone. The northern vineyards, on the other side of the river Meuzin, have more in common with those of Vosne Romanée. The vineyards are composed of pebbles and limestone, and the wines have more of the finesse and elegance of Vosne, but with the structure of Nuits St. Georges.