2013 Vosne Romanee les Brulees
By Domaine Meo-Camuzet
2013 Vosne Romanee les Brulees from Domaine Meo-Camuzet, Burgundy, France
In the realm of fine wines, the 2013 Vosne Romanee les Brulees from Domaine Meo-Camuzet commands attention for its splendid singularity within a vintage that proved challenging across Burgundy. This parcel, adroitly cultivated by the Meo-Camuzet family, has yielded a wine that stands as a testimony to the skillful adaptation and vineyard management amidst the capricious weathers of the year.
A Vintage of Tenacity and Character
The 2013 vintage in Burgundy is marked by a late flowering, a cool summer, and an erratic season that tested vignerons. Nevertheless, Domaine Meo-Camuzet's meticulous nurturing of their Vosne Romanee les Brulees vineyard brought forth a wine with tension and depth—a testament to Jean-Nicolas Méo's deft hand and intimate understanding of his terroir.
The 2013 Vosne Romanee les Brulees encapsulates the delicate interplay between concentration and finesse—a hallmark of Meo-Camuzet’s virtuosity. Its vivid red fruit bouquet is underscored by earthy undertones and a whisper of oak. On the palate, the vintage reflects its challenging origins, revealing layers of complexity, taut acidity, and sturdy tannins that presage excellent ageing potential.
Finesse in Investment
The 2013 vintage stands out in its inherent capacity for evolution; it promises growth not only in complexity but also in value for fine wine investors. A bottle like this from Domaine Meo-Camuzet represents a discerning choice for collectors who appreciate the confluence of rarity and elegance encapsulated within each year’s unique climatic narrative.
Investing in this vintage is to embrace the narrative of a year where each drop in your glass symbolises the triumph over adversity in Burgundy's renowned vineyards. For those seeking to diversify their investment portfolio with vibrant and storied vintages, the 2013 Vosne Romanee les Brulees from Domaine Meo-Camuzet stands out as one with a potentially rewarding future.
As we contemplate Burgundy’s intricate tapestry of vintages, the 2013 Vosne Romanee les Brulees meritoriously carves its niche. It reminds us that within each challenging growing season lies an opportunity for producing wines with unique narratives—narratives which ultimately resonate with profound eloquence on both palate and portfolio.
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Scores and tasting notes
The 2013 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru les Brûlées has what you might describe as a “steadfast” bouquet, perhaps just a little conservative and constrained at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip in the mouth, red cherries, strawberry pastilles and a pinch of spice lending the finish personality and length. It will probably demand 4-5 years in bottle before it starts to reach its drinking plateau, but it will be worth the wait.
Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 29 December 2014