September 18, 2009

Meo Camuzet Clos St. Philibert Blanc

Here's a quick note tonight to say that I tried the 2006 Meo Camuzet Haut Cotes de Nuits Blanc tonight from the Clos St. Philibert vineyard. This high elevation site is technically in the Cote d'Or commune of Flagey-Echezeaux but classified as merely Haut Cotes de Nuits. It's planted to chardonnay and apparently was renewed as vineyard land only in the early 1990s. Read more about the story from the Burgundy Report. Check out the rocks in those pictures. Dang.

Do you like white Burgundy? Do you have $40 to spare? If so, check this wine out. It's imported by Kermit Lynch and is pure finesse in the glass. It's fragrant chardonnay full of mineral and barrel aromas with beautiful balance and nice length. If this had an Oregon label, I think two things would be happening, at least: I'd be freaking out about the quality, and it wouldn't be available because people would have snapped it up already. Since it's white Burgundy, people don't seem to know much about it so you might just find it on the shelf of a good wine shop. Check it out. This is ridiculously good and, while not cheap, a great value.


Paul said...

Vincent, we drank a bottle of the 2007 last night, and it was a mighty impressive wine. I wish I had more. Paul

Vincent Fritzsche said...

I still have two of the '06. Probably should check in on one. Still remember how this one tastes. Memorable wine for sure.