For more than four centuries, the members of the Méo family have devoted themselves to growing vines and making wines. They came originally from the Burgundy village of Selongey, in the north of Côte d'Or, where today, even if the vines, alas, have disappeared, a pressing house, dating from the year 50 AD, bears witness to the presence there of Gallo-Roman winegrowers.
A deeply pitched and very ripe nose of earthy violet and cassis aromas trimmed in subtle wood spice notes introduces fresh, supple, round rich, full and moderately powerful flavors that possess excellent mid-palate sap that helps to buffer the firm tannic spine on the youthfully austere finish. This is actually quite understated and while the wood is not yet completely integrated, the underlying raw material is such that this should not be an issue. Tasted: Jan 01, 2008 Score: 90-93 Drink: 2013+ Issue 29 Allen Meadows; Burghound
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