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Domaine Méo-Camuzet Corton 'Les Perrières' Grand Cru
A completely different aromatic profile is present here with its cool, restrained and much redder fruit that is laced with soft nuances of earth and a hint of the sauvage. The overtly muscular broad-shouldered flavors brim with both dry extract and minerality on the firm, youthfully austere and mildly rustic finish. As is virtually always the case, this is going to require at least some patience so that the mid-palate can flesh out. 93 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound
The 2016 Corton-Perrières Grand Cru felt a little rustic on the nose and, at least at this precise moment in barrel, felt bereft of the same cohesion as some of Méo-Camuzet’s other crus. There is a light sea influence here—just a distant tang of kelp, something estuarine. The palate is medium-bodied with fine and quite solid tannin. There is impressive density, the 10% stem addition imparting freshness on the composed and harmonious finish. Hopefully the aromatics will up their game and match the quality on the palate. 93 points, Neal Martin, Robert Parkers’ The Wine Advocate
The Corton-Perrières is a great success this year, opening in the glass with aromas of cocoa, black fruit, game and incipient forest floor. The wine is fine-grained, supple, cool and elegant, with bright fruit tones and a chalky, tense chassis of tannin. This has terrific energy and is also beautifully ripe. 92 points, William Kelley, Decanter
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