Domaine Meo Camuzet   Richebourg

2000 Richebourg

By Domaine Meo-Camuzet

2000 Richebourg from Domaine Meo-Camuzet, Burgundy, France

The millennium year, heralding a new epoch in winemaking, set the stage for some exceptional vintages in Burgundy. Among these, the 2000 Richebourg from Domaine Meo-Camuzet stands as a testament to the resilience and adaptability of this revered terroir amidst the challenges of nature.


An Epochal Vintage from a Venerated Producer

At the heart of Vosne-Romanée, Domaine Meo-Camuzet crafts wines of profound depth and intricacy. The 2000 vintage encapsulates a pivotal moment for the domaine; weathering a rollercoaster growing season with instances of spring frosts followed by a relatively warm summer, it showcases the estate's viticultural finesse. Masterly handled, this adversity has translated into a Richebourg of remarkable harmony.


Distinct Attributes of the 2000 Vintage

The 2000 Richebourg carries the banner for Domaine Meo-Camuzet with its surprising poise. A bouquet brimming with dark cherries and subtle hints of truffle sets the stage, while on the palate, a tapestry of silken tannins interweaves with mature notes of leather and earth—a medley attesting to its age-inclined structure. Acidity and fruit persist, suggesting this wine has gracefully entered its plateau of maturity without forsaking its vibrant core.

For investors considering fine wine as an asset class, the enigma that is 2000 Richebourg from Domaine Meo-Camuzet deftly encapsulates the essence of a strong vintage investment—with its outstanding provenance and age-related allure holding significant potential for return on investment within an astutely managed portfolio.

With due reverence to its unique climatic anecdote, the 2000 vintage emanates an identity that is intricate yet impressively resilient. The equanimity between structure and fruit remains a hallmark not easily replicated in subsequent years—a veritable highpoint for collectors and connoisseurs alike seeking a centrepiece from Burgundy's legendary Richebourg vineyard.

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Red fruits burst from the glass of the 2000 Richebourg. Suave, deep, and perfectly balanced, it reveals loads of flesh, a powerfully expressive character, and a sumptuous finish. Suave waves of red fruits seamlessly dominate this intense effort’s personality, from its explosive attack to its 45-second finish. Projected maturity: now-2012. Concerning the 2000s, Meo said, “they were exceedingly ripe, like the 1999s, but without the acidity of that vintage. Rot was present, but not an overwhelming problem if you were willing to do what was necessary. The other interesting point is that the grapes had exceedingly thin skins.” Importer: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, Berkeley, CA; tel. (510) 524-1524

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2003

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