Domaine Meo-Camuzet Clos de Vougeot 2001
2001 Burgundy in a bottle
Cooler weather in September produced wines with elegant black-fruit aromas, specific to our region. The structure was a little austere and may have been disconcerting, but the wines did not lack balance, on the contrary: they have even provided some astonishing tasting experiences, particularly that of the Vosne communal appellation. They retain a great deal of rectitude on the palate, and charm us with their precision and their finesse. True, they lack the voluptuousness of warmer vintages, but that is exactly what attracts the wine-lover. Currently, they are gradually taking the place of the 2000s. You might think about decanting them, though that is not absolutely necessary.
Is this a wine which expresses the Cistercian rigour which gave birth to it? No, its image is rather that of a refined gentleman: the grapes mature early here, but still give wines of great finesse, with a lace-like texture, which lines the palate, with superb length.
The inherent complexity of a 'grand cru' can be felt fairly quickly, it is an easy wine to approach. A wine which can be drunk young, but which sometimes surprises us with its longevity.
This wine reacts well to new casks, particularly to Tronçais oak. It quickly expresses the style of the vintage but needs to be matured in a way that will bring out its depth.
Clos Vougeot is a wine which is always mature, and its texture will always show finesse. Its vinification will aim for more extraction than average (by breaking up the cap, for example) in order to obtain a little more length.
The work of the roots is immense, as they must go very deep to find what they need. How far down do they go, the vines planted in 1920, representing about one third of the vineyard plot? Another third have reached adulthood, as the vines were planted in the 1960s, the rest being 20 to 30 years old.
Surface area, situation & orientation
We are lucky to be situated at the top of the appellation, at the foot of the 'château'. These vines see more visitors than any others in the 'Clos'! The soil of this vast plot (nearly 7.5 acres), in one piece, has a well-balanced structure, but is not very deep (16 inches of topsoil); here the roots must work their way down through the cracks in the rocks.
只知道他手裡緊握著一瓶酒 不肯讓我碰的一瓶酒 老爺小心翼翼的 直到我眼前出現了一棟建築物
這棟建築物 是白色的 很純粹的白 裡頭是簡約又奢華的裝潢 沒錯 這裡是我想了非常久的餐廳 老爺特地一早帶我來這裡
當這瓶酒拿出來 我就知道 老爺不想讓我忘記這一天 而我也像被制約了一樣 沒辦法忘記這一天
ＶＯＵＧＥＯＴ是我覺得最像老爺的一瓶酒 很明顯的線條 很優雅的單寧 結實的軀幹 柔柔的神情
有時候是彈著琴的他 有時候是吹著長笛的他 有時候是拿起酒杯沉思的他 有時候是工作時的他
我常常幻想著：老爺穿著全白的西裝 手裡拿著一束鮮紅的玫瑰花 輕輕柔柔的對我說著話 淺淺的笑著
能忘記嗎？？？ 不能 只能心跳加速著 我無法找到取代的
下一次再見到Domaine Meo-Camuzet Clos de Vougeot 我會是什麼樣的心情？ 那又會是什麼樣的場景？