Domaine Meo Camuzet   Vosne Romanee les Brulees

2011 Vosne Romanee les Brulees

By Domaine Meo-Camuzet

2011 Vosne Romanee les Brulees from Domaine Meo-Camuzet, Burgundy, France

The 2011 Vosne Romanee Les Brulees from Domaine Meo-Camuzet stands as a testament to a vintage that enticed with an early promise of approachability and complexity, nestled within an autumnal cradle. The nuances of the terroir in this heralded Burgundian plot are met with a year that presented challenges, yet also gifted moments of serendipitous finesse.


Characteristics of a Demanding Vintage

A vintage that tested the resolve of many vignerons across Burgundy, 2011 was a year where meticulous attention and careful selection in both vineyard and cellar were paramount. Indeed, Domaine Meo-Camuzet's masterful approach to viticulture is evident in how well this wine has overcome the climatic whims of its formative season. The resultant elixir displays a delightful treasure trove of red fruits subtly interlaced with hints of seasoned spice which one surmises is drawn from the adept fermentation and astute ageing that the producer is renowned for. It offers an intricate mosaic, showcasing rich plums and cherries yet graciously underpinned by threads of exotic spices reminiscent of the grandeur of far-flung lands.


Investment Potential and Enjoyment Intertwined

The 2011 Vosne Romanee les Brulees from Domaine Meo-Camuzet embodies the deft craftsmanship demanded by such a variable vintage. With each passing year, it seems to unfurl another layer of complexity and integrative elegance. For fine wine investors, this presents an opportunity not just for portfolio diversification but for sensory enrichment—a wine that underlines its worth both on the balance sheet and in the glass.

As the wine continues to gracefully evolve in-bottle, its tertiary characteristics emerge with confident strides; each sip whispers more profound secrets derived from this vineyard's most challenging yet ultimately rewarding vintages. It is these traits that highlight why thoughtful investment in superlative wines, such as the 2011 Vosne Romanee les Brulees from Domaine Meo-Camuzet, remains a pursuit of unparalleled delight.

In summary, collectors and connoisseurs gravitate towards wines such as the 2011 Vosne Romanee les Brulees from Domaine Meo-Camuzet for their characterful reflection of both time and place—a mirror held to an exact moment in Burgundy's illustrious winemaking history.

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Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. The Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brûlées 2011 from Jean-Nicolas Méo has a relatively simple bouquet at first, delivering nicely detailed fresh strawberry and red cherry aromas, but it gains complexity in the glass and after 5-10 minutes manifests a satisfying sense of minerality. The palate is medium-bodied with an understated entry, well-judged acidity and generous raspberry and blackcurrant fruit interlaced with tertiary notes. There is a sense of bashfulness on the finish implying that needs bottle age to come out of its shell. There is good potential here, but it needs time.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 29 November 2014

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