Grapelive Wine of the Week
By Kerry Winslow
2007 Meo-Camuzet Marsannay Red Burgundy.
This is still one of the best deals in fine Burgundy that you can get your hands on, and I highly recommend you do and quick! Meo-Camuzet is a top Domaine and while the top Grand Cru’s are nearly impossible to find vintage to vintage, this is one that can be had, and I’ve had my share since the 1997 vintage and have never been disappointed. The 2007 is a remarkable wine, and I could swear it was a Chambolle-Musigny, and if tasted blind would have guessed as such and would most likely has said it was a $85-125 range Burgundy. The nose is full of violets, blue fruits, rose petals and with a touch of game, very pure and sexy, before a well structured palate of black plum, cherry, blueberry and currant fruits, with round texture and silky tannins. The acidity is lively, but not aggressive and the wine remains in perfect balance from the first glass to the last. The background has mineral, licorice root, baking spices, subtle oak that seems mostly neutral and touches of truffle and dusty earthiness. It is hard to imagine wanting anything more from your wine, and Im looking forward to the next bottle all ready. Drink now and for the next 3 to 5 years.
($45 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive
Available at www.sfwtc.com ($39.95)