There is some sinew and nerve to this, as well as stone and mineral-flecked hedgerow berry, damson, a touch of fruit liqueur and a fresher raspberry note. Good depth and interest here. A nicely extended if not massive finish, showing some good layered minerality and tension. Along with the Fixin, this ages for less time in oak barriques than the other Meo Camuzet wines, between a maximum of 10 to 12 months, and there is very little new oak employed, so as to preserve the charming fruity freshness of the wine.
It is incredible to think that up for many years the Domaine was selling its entire production in bulk to négociants. These years of wasted potential were put to rights when the domaine produced its first bottling in 1983 under the guidance of Jean Méo. He was succeeded by his son Jean-Nicolas in 1985 who, by 1988, had taken back plots being leased out elsehwere. Henri Jayer, who had long farmed some of the family's parcels, mentored Jean-Nicolas for several years. Key features of winemaking here are de-stalking of grapes (but where necessary stalks are added back in to fermentations depending on vintage and vineyard) pre-fermentation maceration and ageing in 50-100% new oak depending on the wine. These are intense, deep, silkily-textured Burgundies that demand time.