Domaine Méo-Camuzet, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 1998

Meo Vougeot 1998 #1

Fifteen years on tasting.

Perfumed, lifted, tensile nose: licorice, bitter chocolate, singed chestnut, vanilla oolong and tonka bean.  It’s oaky but not too highly wrought.  Suave, crushed velvet texture, a fondue of summer red and forest black berry: black currant leaf, griotte cherry, liqueurous red raspberry.  Some depth now.  Decent grip.  A touch of astringency – some of that is vintage, some of that is barrel toast.  Seems a more successful and complete cuvée today than it was on its tenth birthday.  Overall: a nice example of Méo’s stylish seduction.  And worth keeping.  Now – 2023.

Meo Vougeot #2

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