Maison Méo-Camuzet Frère et Soeurs
Fixin “Clos du Chapitre”
1er Cru Red barrel
Tasted: Jan 15, 2018
Producer note: Jean-Nicolas Méo stresses that for his négoce wines he does everything as though these were domaine wines, which is to say all of the vineyard work and harvesting plus of course the vinification and élevage duties. See the Domaine comments above for more general information about the 2016 vintage and importer information. Compared to the excellent quality of the domaine’s 2016s, I found the négociant wines to match, but not exceed, the general quality of the vintage.
Tasting note: An unusually spicy nose offers up a pretty and layered blend of plum, dark cherry and plenty of warm earth character that continues onto the rich and relatively full-bodied flavors that also display both good depth and length on the firm and balanced finish that exhibit only a trace of rusticity.