2014 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Clos Vougeot Grand Cru

SKU #1353783 92-95 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 Once again there is first-rate complexity to the cool and well-layered array of soft floral-inflect aromas of red berries, earth and a discreet whiff of tea. I very much like the sense of underlying tension on the supple and relatively refined middle weight flavors thanks to the fine-grained tannins that shape the balanced and harmonious finish. This sleek beauty should amply reward mid-term cellaring.  (1/2016)

95 points Wine Spectator

 Impressive for the fruit purity, this red exudes black currant, cherry, raspberry and floral aromas and flavors. Well-balanced and firm, with a chalky sensation on the lingering finish. Shows fine potential. Best from 2022 through 2043  (3/2017)

93 points John Gilman

 The 2014 Clos Vougeot from Domaine Méo-Camuzet was raised in eighty percent new wood this year and had not yet fully integrated its new oak on the backend of the palate, but clearly this was only a matter of time. The bouquet is lovey, offering up scents of red and black cherries, a superb base of soil, gamebird, woodsmoke, fresh herbs and cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, and very well focused out of the blocks, with a fine core of fruit, lovely grip and a long, chewy finish. This will be excellent with sufficient bottle age. (Drink between 2024-2065)  (12/2015)

92 points Vinous

 Good medium red. Tight, pure aromas of dark raspberry, black cherry, licorice and minerals. Rather compact in the early going, showing little easy sweetness to the flavors of dark fruits, licorice, crushed rock and wild herbs accented by black pepper. Méo told me that this wine was previously more approachable than the Boudots but today it's in a shell. Will extended bottle aging bring more sweetness?(ST)  (3/2017)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, the 2014 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru from Méo-Camuzet is a wine that I needed to be convinced about when I tasted it from barrel, and here in bottle it does nothing to change that view. It has a broody nose with dark berry fruit, cola and dried herbs that feels a little stolid. The palate is medium-bodied with sweet and sour red fruit, stringy tannin and a slightly bitter finish. There is good weight and concentration here, but it needs more grace and sophistication. I might afford it another year and see what happens. Tasted September 2017.(NM)  (10/2017)

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- 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.
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- The most famous piece of Vougeot is the Clos de Vougeot. This vineyard is the largest of the Grands Crus, over 125 acres, with more than 80 different owners. Originally, the wine of the Clos was assembled from different portions of the vineyard to make a masterful blend, which justified its Grand Cru status. Today, a grower who owns a plot right next to the road, in the clay-heavy soil there, has as much right to call his wine 'Grand Cru' as one from the upper 'Musigny' section, adjacent to Les Musigny, with wonderful stony soil, or that adjacent to Echezeaux. Buy your Clos Vougeot from a trusted wine merchant!