Domaine Meo Camuzet   Richebourg

1990 Richebourg

By Domaine Meo-Camuzet

1990 Richebourg from Domaine Meo-Camuzet, Burgundy, France

The vintage of 1990 stands indisputably as a hallmark year for the storied vineyards of Burgundy. Amongst this revered cohort, the 1990 Richebourg from Domaine Meo-Camuzet emerges with remarkable distinction, encapsulating the essence of its celebrated terroir.


The Epitome of Elegance and Complexity

Extravagant and profound, the 1990 Richebourg balances the tightrope of intensity and elegance with aplomb. The climatic conditions of the year—a warm spring followed by a dry summer—ushered in optimal ripeness while preserving the quintessential acidity that lends Burgundian wines their renowned ageing potential. At over three decades old, this exquisite offering from Domaine Meo-Camuzet still exudes a youthful vitality that is testimony to its pedigree.


A Vintage Bearing the Mark of Excellence

Decanting unfolds a tapestry of aromatics; black cherries, ripe raspberries interlaced with whispers of truffle and a fine hint of violets. The palate is greeted with symphonic layers; silky tannins are intertwined with dark berries and a whisper of oak—a legacy left by artisanal ageing practices. A grand cru that speaks volumes, its complexity is matched only by its seamless structure and lasting finish.

For fine wine investors, the 1990 Richebourg from Domaine Meo-Camuzet represents an investment steeped in nobility. The enduring appeal and scarcity of such a formidable vintage make it a highly desirable addition to any connoisseur’s portfolio.


In Concluding Remarks

The poetry of the 1990 Richebourg from Domaine Meo-Camuzet is penned in every sip; an ode to the exceptional vintage that was 1990 in Burgundy. This wine is a testament to the intricate bond between vine and vigneron, climate and soil—making it a coveted treasure for those who seek to hold a piece of vinous history in their collection.

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The Richebourg is not that much better than the Vosne-Romanee-Cros Parantoux, Les Brulees, or the Nuits St.-Georges-Les Boudots. It does boast more fragrance, as well as more of a floral component in its sweet aromas of black fruits, toasty new oak, minerals, and roasted fruits. Impeccably made, with medium to full body, good tannins, crisp acidity, and a long, luscious finish, it can be drunk now or cellared for 10-12 years. These are the finest wines the Domaine Meo-Camuzet has yet produced. I am also delighted to say that in addition to practicing a severe crop thinning in 1990, the domaine bottled their wines naturally with no filtration. Importer: Martine's Wines, San Rafael, CA.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 22 October 1992

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