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Domaine Meo Camuzet Corton Les Perrieres Grand Cru 2016 750ml

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Wine Advocate 93 Points | The 2016 Corton-Perrières Grand Cru felt a little rustic on the nose and, at least at this precise moment in barrel, felt bereft of the same cohesion as some of Méo-Camuzet’s other crus. There is a light sea influence here—just a distant tang of kelp, something estuarine. The palate is medium-bodied with fine and quite solid tannin. There is impressive density, the 10% stem addition imparting freshness on the composed and harmonious finish. Hopefully the aromatics will up their game and match the quality on the palate.

Burghound 93 Points | A completely different aromatic profile is present here with its cool, restrained and much redder fruit that is laced with soft nuances of earth and a hint of the sauvage. The overtly muscular broad-shouldered flavors brim with both dry extract and minerality on the firm, youthfully austere and mildly rustic finish. As is virtually always the case, this is going to require at least some patience so that the mid-palate can flesh out.

Decanter 92 Points | The Corton-Perrières is a great success this year, opening in the glass with aromas of cocoa, black fruit, game and incipient forest floor. The wine is fine-grained, supple, cool and elegant, with bright fruit tones and a chalky, tense chassis of tannin. This has terrific energy and is also beautifully ripe.  Drinking Window 2027 - 2045. Tasted by William Kelley(at En Primeur tastings, Burgundy, 19 Oct 2017)

Vinous 92 Points | Deep ruby-red. Superripe, even slightly roasted aromas of black raspberry and chocolate are at the verge of extreme. Hugely sweet, creamy wine with adequate acidity but a distinctly candied fruit character for the year. Finishes very long and a bit aggressive but not quite warm, with big, chewy tannins accentuated by a stem element. A bit of a caricature but has the structure too age. Méo noted that this vineyard needs to be harvested late, but admitted that he may have waited too long in 2016. (His fruit from Corton La Vigne au Saint, situated on the Pernand-Vergelesses side of the hill of Corton, was wiped out by frost in 2016.) He is also aging this wine in 50% new oak, which is slightly higher than in past vintages. -- -- Stephen Tanzer

Your first impression of "les Perrières” is that of a typical Corton, as it is so frequently described: austere, slow to mature, tannic. But that impression should be moderated because the wine is apparently multifaceted: frankness, certainly, but also an underlying structure that lines the palate and a finish marked by minerality. There's no heaviness, which facilitates the expression of this complexity. A long ageing period is certainly beneficial. WInemaker Description.

 

Wine Information:

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Sub-Region:

Appellation: Corton Les Perrieres

Variety: Pinot Noir

Type: Reds

Size: 750ml

 

Your first impression of "les Perrières” is that of a typical Corton, as it is so frequently described: austere, slow to mature, tannic. But that impression should be moderated because the wine is apparently multifaceted: frankness, certainly, but also an underlying structure that lines the palate and a finish marked by minerality. There's no heaviness, which facilitates the expression of this complexity. A long ageing period is certainly beneficial.

Wine Advocate 93 Points | The 2016 Corton-Perrières Grand Cru felt a little rustic on the nose and, at least at this precise moment in barrel, felt bereft of the same cohesion as some of Méo-Camuzet’s other crus. There is a light sea influence here—just a distant tang of kelp, something estuarine. The palate is medium-bodied with fine and quite solid tannin. There is impressive density, the 10% stem addition imparting freshness on the composed and harmonious finish. Hopefully the aromatics will up their game and match the quality on the palate.

Burghound 93 Points | A completely different aromatic profile is present here with its cool, restrained and much redder fruit that is laced with soft nuances of earth and a hint of the sauvage. The overtly muscular broad-shouldered flavors brim with both dry extract and minerality on the firm, youthfully austere and mildly rustic finish. As is virtually always the case, this is going to require at least some patience so that the mid-palate can flesh out.

Decanter 92 Points | The Corton-Perrières is a great success this year, opening in the glass with aromas of cocoa, black fruit, game and incipient forest floor. The wine is fine-grained, supple, cool and elegant, with bright fruit tones and a chalky, tense chassis of tannin. This has terrific energy and is also beautifully ripe.  Drinking Window 2027 - 2045. Tasted by William Kelley(at En Primeur tastings, Burgundy, 19 Oct 2017)

Vinous 92 Points | Deep ruby-red. Superripe, even slightly roasted aromas of black raspberry and chocolate are at the verge of extreme. Hugely sweet, creamy wine with adequate acidity but a distinctly candied fruit character for the year. Finishes very long and a bit aggressive but not quite warm, with big, chewy tannins accentuated by a stem element. A bit of a caricature but has the structure too age. Méo noted that this vineyard needs to be harvested late, but admitted that he may have waited too long in 2016. (His fruit from Corton La Vigne au Saint, situated on the Pernand-Vergelesses side of the hill of Corton, was wiped out by frost in 2016.) He is also aging this wine in 50% new oak, which is slightly higher than in past vintages. -- -- Stephen Tanzer