Meo-Camuzet Bourgogne Blanc 2008
It’s really hard to get cheap Burgundy of any merit. By cheap I mean anything under $40 CDN. It’s basically impossible to get wine from a top producer for less than $70. And then there is that gem of a wine that comes along maybe once a year to break all those barriers. This is just such a wine.
2008 is, in my opinion, a stunning vintage for white Burgundy both in Chablis and the Cote d’Or. The wines are lively and high in acid but also powerful and concentrated. This wine is a perfect example of the vintage. It is also quite rare as producer Meo-Camuzet is known for its great red wines, including a top Grand Cru Clos Vougeot. Plus how many whites have you seen from the Cote de Nuits? Time to listen up.
Burgundy’s Best Value White?
Put simply, this is village level wine for less than half the price. I’d compare the quality of this ‘08 to a basic Puligny-Montrachet. The wine shows lemon, mineral and light lees notes on the nose. This is expressive, with high acid but tons of raw material to back it up: freshness and flesh. There is fantastic mid-palate concentration here and good length. Made from fruit grown high up on the slopes above Clos Vougeot. The vineyards are owned and tended by the famed Meo-Camuzet. In my opinion, this is the best value white Burgundy available in the B.C. market right now.
Excellent and Highly Recommended Value
$37 at Marquis Wine Cellars