Wine of the Day October 27, 2013

2010MeoCamuzetMarsannay2010 Meo-Camuzet, Marsannay AC, Red Burgundy, France.
This marvelous Pinot Noir from Marsannay and crafted by Meo-Camuzet Frere & Soeurs is cool and crisp with the best of the vintage character, with a nice full dark ruby color, pure Pinot fruit and soft mineral tones. A huge fan of this wine, I am convinced this might be one of my favorite versions ever, it just touches all the emotional zones and the senses in a way that only a fine Burgundy can, it is not as fruit forward as the flamboyant 2009 and is certainly elegant and trim in body without losing it’s appealing nature. The nose is subtle, you need to wait and coax to have the inner perfume be revealed, then light violet and rose petal notes come forth, there is a mineral streak, black currant and a whiff of tea and fennel before then palate transition to crisp plum, black cherry, currant and raspberry/strawberry layers, along with cinnamon, stones, saline and the faintest hint of wood. This wine is fresh, balanced with good acidity giving good tension and drive throughout with a lean body and wonderful dreamy finish, I’m glad I bought a few more bottles, this is truly my kind of wine, drink from 2014 to 2019.
($50 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive

 

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