Domaine Meo Camuzet   Vosne Romanee les Brulees

2018 Vosne Romanee les Brulees

By Domaine Meo-Camuzet

2018 Vosne Romanee les Brulees from Domaine Meo-Camuzet, Burgundy, France

In the pantheon of Burgundy's hallowed plots, the 2018 Vosne Romanee les Brulees from Domaine Meo-Camuzet stands distinctly. As with any year in this storied winemaking region, the vintage tells its own tale, distinguished by the climatic theatre that unfolded over the vines.

 

A Tapestry of Taste: The Genesis of Grandeur

The 2018 vintage in Burgundy was a narrative of battles won against nature’s extremes—challenges which saw Domaine Meo-Camuzet craft a wine embodying both resilience and richness. A warm and dry summer set the stage, coaxing out the quintessence of Pinot Noir from the soils of Vosne Romanee les Brulees. This microclimate, known for its noble heritage, provided the grapes with an ideal environment to develop their full potential.

 

An Oenophile's Odyssey: The Vintage Voyage

Tasting the 2018 offering reveals an odyssey for the palate. Approachable yet profound, this wine encapsulates the intricate balance achieved by Domaine Meo-Camuzet through masterful vinification. On initial taste, a bouquet of dark cherries and ripe plums graces the senses, escorted by whispers of sweet spices and a hint of earthy undertones—a leitmotif of the terroir’s influence.

Majestic complexities unfold like a tapestry upon further exploration; velvety tannins weave through structured acidity, bearing testament to a wine that is exceedingly poised for investment. It bespeaks its lineage with every sip; those familiar with the prowess of Vosne-Romanée will recognise this as one of its most ardent expressions.

The epitome of 2018's largess rests within this bottle—ensuring that collectors and enthusiasts are not merely acquiring a consumable but an artefact reflecting a moment in oenological history.

Patience will reward the discerning investor; giving time for those layers to deepen and for the initial gregarious fruit to integrate seamlessly with tertiary notes. The 2018 Vosne Romanee les Brulees from Domaine Meo-Camuzet has been choreographed with future splendour in mind—a resplendent addition to any serious collection, poised only to enhance its value with each passing season.

The Vintage Vanguard: Investment Epitomized

Summarising, the investment acuity required to discern the potential of such a vintage is paramount; it's not merely about storing wealth but understanding how it may flourish. The 2018 Vosne Romanee les Brulees from Domaine Meo-Camuzet acts as both custodian and catalyst—for pleasure and prosperity alike.

Current market price

HK$61,690.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

430

Scores and tasting notes

94-96

The 2018 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brûlées is brilliant, unfurling in the glass with an exquisite bouquet of sweet red berries, cherries, orange rind, smoked duck and exotic spices, followed by a medium to full-bodied, concentrated and enveloping wine framed by velvety tannins and succulent acids, concluding with a long and youthfully chalky finish. From a parcel planted in the 1930s, I often think that Aux Brûlées is Méo's finest wine; and while I'd give the Cros Parantoux the edge this year, it is a superb effort.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 9 January 2020

Vintage performance