Méo-Camuzet

Méo-Camuzet

Méo-Camuzet’s cellars are on the northern side of Vosne-Romanée, almost a stone’s throw from Romanée-Conti. Jean Méo, father of present incumbent Jean-Nicolas Méo, was born in the village before, as he put it, ‘going astray’ in Paris with a petrochemical and political career that included a stint in Charles de Gaulle’s cabinet.

The estate came from Jean Méo’s great-uncle Etienne Camuzet, the last private owner of Château de Clos Vougeot, via his daughter Marie who had no children. Jean-Nicolas came to the domaine in 1989 from Paris and California to take the reins under the tutelage of the great Henry Jayer, working with the talented vineyard manager, Christian Faurois. His 20th anniversary of joining, and the Golden Jubilee of the domaine, was celebrated by a spectacular dinner we attended at the Château de Clos Vougeot in 2009. The estate stands at 12 ha with further vines still leased out, then supplemented by grapes from growers marketed under the ‘Frère et Soeurs’ label, referring to Isabelle and Angeline, Jean-Nicolas’s two sisters. They also vinify the grapes from the small estate of our old friend Tim Marshall. Tiny yields, strict vineyard management and high levels of top quality oak mean that all the domaine’s wines are of a velvety grand cru level in quality, if not always in name. Only in the worst vintages do they treat their vineyards conventionally, eschewing their organic ideals. It's good to have an ideology and philosophy, but one has to draw the line somewhere and have some grapes, says Peer Reiss, assistant winemaker at the domaine. Méo-Camuzet’s is always a stellar tasting of some 14 wines!

  1. Marsannay, Meo-Camuzet Frere et Soeurs
    Marsannay, Méo-Camuzet Frère et Soeurs 2012
    Pinot Noir 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Jean-Nicolas Méo chose Marsannay, the northernmost village of the Côte de Nuits, for...
    £28.00 per bottle
  2. Marsannay, Meo-Camuzet Frere et Soeurs
    Marsannay, Méo-Camuzet Frère et Soeurs 2013
    Pinot Noir 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Jean-Nicolas Méo chose Marsannay, the northernmost village of the Côte de Nuits, for...
    £28.00 per bottle
  3. Vosne 1er cru Chaumes, Meo-Camuzet
    Vosne-Romanée 1er cru Les Chaumes, Méo-Camuzet 2013 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Pinot Noir 12.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Brooding in its youth, this is a 1er cru wine of unchallenged grand cru stature. New oak is ramped...
    £120.00 per bottle
  4. Corton Vigne au Saint, Meo-Camuzet
    Corton Vigne au Saint grand cru, Méo-Camuzet 2013
    Pinot Noir 12.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    A very ripe alluring nose of black and red fruit, simply lovely. Then bright and fresh in the...
    £155.00 per bottle
  5. HC de Nuits Blanc, Clos Philibert, Meo
    Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Blanc, Clos Philibert, Méo-Camuzet 2012 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Bourgogne & Hautes Côtes
    From a vineyard that looks down upon the famous vineyards of Vosne-Romanée, this rare Côtes de...
    £32.00 per bottle
  6. Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Méo Camuzet Frère et Soeurs 2014
    Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Méo Camuzet Frère et Soeurs 2014
    Pinot Noir 12.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Bourgogne & Hautes Côtes
    A good introduction to the magical wines of Méo-Camuzet, this Pinot Noir comes from vines on...
    £25.00 per bottle
  7. Marsannay, Meo-Camuzet Frere et Soeurs
    Marsannay, Méo-Camuzet Frère et Soeurs 2014
    Pinot Noir 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Jean-Nicolas Méo chose Marsannay, the northernmost village of the Côte de Nuits, for...
    £33.00 per bottle
  8. Clos de Vougeot gr cru, Meo-Camuzet
    Clos de Vougeot grand cru, Méo-Camuzet 2013
    Pinot Noir 12.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Immediately appealing with a Chambolle-like softness and a sweet structure on the finish,...
    £158.40 per bottle
  9. Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru Aux Boudots, Méo-Camuzet 2014
    Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru Aux Boudots, Méo-Camuzet 2014
    Pinot Noir 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Deep and intense full of crème de cassis fruit, plenty of structure with some firm, ripe...
    £110.00 per bottle
  10. Clos de Vougeot gr cru, Meo-Camuzet
    Clos de Vougeot grand cru, Méo-Camuzet 2014
    Pinot Noir 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Immediately appealing with a Chambolle-like softness and a sweet structure on the finish,...
    £169.00 per bottle
  11. Corton Vigne au Saint, Meo-Camuzet
    Corton Vigne au Saint grand cru, Méo-Camuzet 2014
    Pinot Noir 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Lovely power and richness of fruit here, top Corton. Luxurious, ripe, red fruit with a hint of oak...
    £155.00 per bottle
  12. Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Meo Camuzet
    Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Méo Camuzet Frère et Soeurs 2016
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Bourgogne & Hautes Côtes
    A good introduction to the magical wines of Méo-Camuzet, this Pinot Noir comes from vines on...
    £26.95 per bottle
  13. Marsannay, Meo-Camuzet Frere et Soeurs
    Marsannay, Méo-Camuzet Frère et Soeurs 2015
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Jean-Nicolas Méo chose Marsannay, the northernmost village of the Côte de Nuits, for...
    £34.00 per bottle
  14. Vosne, Meo-Camuzet
    Vosne-Romanée, Méo-Camuzet 2015
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    This is a typical Vosne - silky, rich, masculine, full of crushed black and red fruits - but its...
    £75.00 per bottle
  15. HC de Nuits Blanc, Clos Philibert, Meo
    Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Blanc, Clos Philibert, Méo-Camuzet 2015
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Bourgogne & Hautes Côtes
    From a vineyard that looks down upon the famous vineyards of Vosne-Romanée, this rare Côtes de...
    £34.00 per bottle
  16. Marsannay, Meo-Camuzet Frere et Soeurs
    Marsannay, Méo-Camuzet Frère et Soeurs 2016
    Pinot Noir Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Jean-Nicolas Méo chose Marsannay, the northernmost village of the Côte de Nuits, for one of the...
    £35.00 per bottle
  17. Gevrey Chambertin, Meo-Camuzet Freres
    Gevrey Chambertin, Méo-Camuzet Frère et Soeurs 2016
    Pinot Noir 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Very expressive fruity nose of mulberries, blackberries, cherries and damson fruit, plenty of...
    £57.00 per bottle
  18. Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Méo Camuzet Frère et Soeurs 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Méo Camuzet Frère et Soeurs 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Burgundy > Bourgogne & Hautes Côtes
    Super-ripe nose with mulberry fruit, a little less overt on the palate but showing nice richness...
    £120.00 per case
  19. Marsannay, Méo-Camuzet Frère et Soeurs 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Marsannay, Méo-Camuzet Frère et Soeurs 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Velvety, sweet cherry fruit on the nose and palate, some fine tannins present and a note of earthy...
    £153.00 per case
  20. Fixin, Méo-Camuzet Frère et Soeurs 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Fixin, Méo-Camuzet Frère et Soeurs 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Slightly restrained nose with an elegant violet note; much more power is evident on the palate with...
    £174.00 per case
  21. Vosne-Romanée, Méo-Camuzet 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Vosne-Romanée, Méo-Camuzet 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Pretty floral nose with plenty of elegant raspberry and blackberry fruit. There is an attractive...
    £360.00 per case
  22. Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru Aux Boudots, Méo-Camuzet 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru Aux Boudots, Méo-Camuzet 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    A very complete wine in spite of its youth. Plums and cassis vie for attention with plenty of...
    £300.00 per case
  23. Vosne-Romanée 1er cru Les Chaumes, Méo-Camuzet 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Vosne-Romanée 1er cru Les Chaumes, Méo-Camuzet 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    A flavourful wine with plenty of sweet ripe damson fruit, there are plenty of sweet oak tannins but...
    £100.00 per case
  24. Clos de Vougeot, Près le Cellier, grand cru, Méo-Camuzet 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Clos de Vougeot, Près le Cellier, grand cru, Méo-Camuzet 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    A complex wine with plenty of dark fruit as well as floral notes and liquorice. It is attractive...
    £200.00 per case
  25. Vosne-Romanée 1er cru Aux Brulées, Méo-Camuzet 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Vosne-Romanée 1er cru Aux Brulées, Méo-Camuzet 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    An intense raspberry fruit nose with hints of rose petals; it is very lush and fruity on the palate...
    £TBA