Gevrey-Chambertin 2015, Méo-Camuzet

The eighth wine tasted blind in a double flight of 2015 red Burgundies to get a good understanding of the vintage given the variable quality (and high prices) of 2016s and the questionable quality of 2014s. This Gevrey 2015 from Domaine Méo-Camuzet confirmed the overall impression that 2015 is a very impressive vintage. The pleasing, medium red colour ushers in a pinot which is rather closed on the nose to start with, subsequently blueberry aromas and a pleasing ripe red/blue fruit aroma appears. This is an engaging wine on the palate offering berries, it is soft, linear, there is very good matière, a taste of cloves and decent tannins. This 2015 Gevrey is enjoyable rather than impressive. Scores 73/100 suggesting the 2015 Marsannay from the same producer is much better value given this is £48 from Lay & Wheeler. Photo shows a pinot cluster in Gevrey on July 29, 2011.


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