Robert Parker – 93
Like the Nuits Murgers, Meo’s 2018 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Boudots is showing especially well this year, soaring from the glass with a complex bouquet of ripe cherries, raspberries, rose petals and spices, complemented by subtle hints of rich soil as well as carnal nuances. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, supple and elegant, with good concentration, fine tannins and a long, mineral finish. As usual, Meo chose to incorporate some whole clusters in this cuvee. Like many of the wines in the cellar this year, this is unusually well-integrated at this early stage in its elevage.
Burghound – 91-93
Here too there is just enough wood to merit mentioning present on the spicier if less earth-inflected aromas of fresh and quite pretty violet, red and dark currant and a whiff of exotic tea. The rich, powerful and muscular flavors possess slightly better mid-palate density before culminating in a complex and lingering if decidedly compact finish. This is a big and robust wine so patience is advised.