2009MeoVougeot2009 Domaine Meo-Camuzet, Clos de Vougeot “Pres le Cellier” Grand Cru Red Burgundy, France.
This is an absolute stunner, as you’d expect from a Grand Cru, but it always isn’t the case to have a Burgundy meet your expectations and show this good, even though I’m a die-hard fan of Meo-Camuzet, so it was amazing to have this wine perform on such a level, I was seriously impressed, this is a beautiful wine. It is hard to present an almost $300 bottle, and insist that it is worthy of awe and that it honestly offers a value, but with what great Burgundy wines go for this Clos de Vougeot is not insanely priced for the heavenly quality that it possesses, and while I’m not trying to sell you on it, I want to be clear that this wine is extraordinary and even if I myself had a bucket of cash I’d be hard pressed to part with it to get this wine, I’d certainly be tempted, most definitely I’d think about it. The 2009 vintage Meo-Camuzet Clos de Vougeot starts with a trance inducing perfume of violets and crushed stone with soft red currant and wild strawberry notes leading to a dreamy palate of black cherry, damson plum and a touch of blueberry along with tangy cranberry, tea spice, cinnamon and rose petals. This wine is terribly young and should be cellared another 5-7 years, but it is positively sublime and graceful with vivid flavors, clean and clear distinction, subtly rich and vibrant, it shows depth and complexity, but is still medium weighted and elegant on it’s feet, this is pure seduction and fantasy in the glass, drink 2018-2026.
($279 Est.) 95 Points, grapelive

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