1990 Vosne Romanee les Brulees
By Domaine Meo-Camuzet
1990 Vosne Romanee les Brulees from Domaine Meo-Camuzet, Burgundy, France
The venerable 1990 vintage from Burgundy is often heralded as one of the most exquisite years for Pinot Noir, and the 1990 Vosne Romanee les Brulees from Domaine Meo-Camuzet is no exception. As a seasoned wine critic, having navigated the nuances of countless vintages, I find myself drawn to the distinctive complexity that this particular year offers.
1990: A Year of Harmonious Conditions
Distinct climatic conditions in 1990 laid the groundwork for what would become an extraordinary harvest in Burgundy. With a mild winter followed by a warm but not overly torrid summer, the grapes reached optimal ripeness imbued with a captivating balance of acidity and sweetness.
The bouquet of the 1990 Vosne Romanee les Brulees encapsulates the integrity of its terroir—full of depth with wafts of ripe cherries and blackcurrant laced with an undercurrent of earthy truffle and spice. On the palate, it masterfully unfolds into a silk-like texture, weaving tannic prowess with mature, developed fruit notes that only decades of patience can cultivate.
An Epitome of Investment-worthy Burgundy
In terms of investing, this bottle is unequivocally an embodiment of the art. Domaine Meo-Camuzet's steadfast focus on quality over quantity has ensured that their 1990 Vosne Romanee les Brulees is one of the most sought-after wines for discerning investors and collectors alike.
This wine’s grace and powerful structure project its longevity well into future decades, making it not merely a drinking pleasure but also a wise addition to any investment portfolio.
In summation, the 1990 Vosne Romanee les Brulees from Domaine Meo-Camuzet stands as a pinnacle of Burgundy's winemaking prowess, a true delight for both oenophiles and investors. Its combination of climatic fortune, masterly vinification, and consistent estate reputation contribute to its ever-appreciating value and notable presence in the fine wine market today.
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Scores and tasting notes
The Vosne-Romanee-Les Chaumes does not possess nearly the stuffing or exotic character of the Vosne-Romanee-Les Brulees. The latter wine exhibits a huge, roasted, smoky, black-cherry and raspberry-scented nose, luscious, full-bodied, opulent flavors, and loads of alcohol, glycerin, and soft tannins in the long, lusty finish. It can be drunk now and promises to last for at least a decade. 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