Domaine Meo-Camuzet Corton Les Perrières 2017 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Domaine Meo-Camuzet Corton Les Perrières 2017

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Domaine Meo-Camuzet Corton Les Perrières 2017
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750ml Bottle


This Grand Cru Corton from a .68 hectare parcel in the Perrières vineyard is made by Méo-Camuzet, one of the most celebrated domaines of the Côte d'Or, located in the heart of prestigious Vosne-Romanée. The domaine boasts 14 hectares of land in some of the most spectacular appellations and crus of Burgundy. Founder Étienne Camuzet was not only a passionate vigneron, but a full-time politician, and spent most of his time in Paris, representing the Côte d'Or. By the time his daughter had inherited the estate, she found herself with no successors, so the estate was passed down to her closest relative, Jean Méo. Jean was also deeply involved in national politics-he served as a member of Charles DeGaulle's cabinet. Consequently, he, too, had to direct the domaine from afar. In the early 1980s, as many of the métayeurs were starting to retire, it became clear that the domaine needed a new direction. Jean's son, Jean-Nicolas had also spent most of his life in Paris, but had an enormous passion for winegrowing. By 1985, it was his turn to take the helm. In lieu of continuing to rent out their highly-pedigreed vineyards, he made the bold decision to slowly start reclaiming the land for the domaine's own bottlings. He called upon the resident expert, one of Burgundy's greatest winemakers of all time, Henri Jayer, for guidance. Henri had spent over forty years farming parcels from Méo-Camuzet under his own label. For three years, he mentored Jean-Nicolas during the transition and finally decided to retire in 1988. Jean-Nicolas has since directed the winemaking in the cellar and managed sales. He has put the vineyards in the capable hands of Christian Faurois, son of one of domaine's métayeurs, who has dedicated himself to these vineyards since 1973. 

We have visited this illustrious estate and tasted wine with Jean-Nicolas. He is extremely serious and detail-oriented with an underlying passion for the vines and the wines which he ultimately produces. Today Domaine Méo-Camuzet bottles four astounding grands crus (Richebourg, Clos de Vougeot, Corton Clos Rognet, and Échezeaux, with two more Cortons soon on the way), ten premier crus (from the communes of Vosne-Romanée, Nuits-St-Georges, Chambolle-Musigny, and Fixin), several village wines including this Vosne-Romanee, one Bourgogne Rouge, and only one white. Jean-Nicolas 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 aging.

Category Red Wine
Region France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune
Brand Domaine Meo-Camuzet
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Wine SpectatorThis is special, from the haunting aromas of rose, wild cherry, currant, mineral and spice to the silky texture and beautifully integrated structure. It's still very young, with a burr to the otherwise refined tannins, finishing long and resonant. Best from 2023 through 2045.

Bruce Sanderson, January 6, 2021
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BurghoundModerately generous wood surrounds the very fresh aromas of essence of red and dark raspberry that are laced with notes of spice, herbal tea, violet and a whiff of wood. The racy, intense and overtly mineral-driven medium weight flavors possess excellent delineation on the notably austere and very tightly wound finish. This has very fine upside development potential and will need extended patience to flesh out and harmonize. 91-93

Allen Meadows, January 10, 2019
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Wine AdvocateAromas of red berries, warm spices, orange rind and cedary new wood introduce the 2017 Corton-Perrières Grand Cru, a medium to full-bodied wine that's bright and tensile, with firm but fine-grained tannins and a chalky, austere profile that mark it out as a wine that will need some time in bottle. Méo used 15% stems here. 90-92

William Kelley, January 2019