Domaine Meo Camuzet   Richebourg

2014 Richebourg

By Domaine Meo-Camuzet

2014 Richebourg from Domaine Meo-Camuzet, Vosne-Romanée, Burgundy, France

Anointment of a vintage with the Richebourg moniker from Domaine Meo-Camuzet comes with the expectation of greatness. The 2014 Richebourg does not shy away from its lineage – a scion of impeccable viniculture and a paragon in the mosaic that is Burgundian excellence.

 

A Year Defined by Resilience and Elegance

The climatic conditions of 2014 in Burgundy were marked by unexpected turns – a serene start offset by calamitous hail that bequeathed an extra layer of challenges upon diligent vintners. Domaine Meo-Camuzet navigated these vicissitudes with aplomb, leading to an expression of Pinot Noir that pays homage to both the fortitude required to master such an unpredictable season and the inherent grace of the variety.

 

The Vintage Character

The tenor of the 2014 Richebourg is one of exquisite dichotomy – power juxtaposed with delicacy, depth entwined with precision. There is a captivating bouquet, where dark berries dance alongside wafting floral notes and an earthy undercurrent reminiscent of Vosne-Romanée's cherished terroir. On the palate, the wine unfolds like a silk tapestry, threading its robust fruit core through an array of spices and subtle oak influences.

The 2014 vintage boasts a structure poised for longevity, yet with tannins that are approachably supple, suggesting this Richebourg does not demand forbearance to yield its treasures. One can anticipate further unveilings of complexity for the discerning collector patient enough to explore its evolution.

 

Fine Wine as an Ode to Triumph

In the context of fine wine investment, the 2014 Richebourg from Domaine Meo-Camuzet contends strongly within portfolios seeking wines with notable narratives—vintages that resonate beyond cellars and auctions, asserting their place amidst anecdotes of years where nature's caprice was met with vintner virtuosity. This particular vintage offers investors a narrative twined in resilience and a taste profile promising to unfurl opulently along the arc of time.

Market price (SGD)

$37,940.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

1623.57

Scores and tasting notes

93-95

The 2014 Richebourg Grand Cru has a pure blackcurrant and dark cherry-scented bouquet with fine mineral tones, quite Grand Echézeaux in style, gently unfolding with sorbet-like freshness emerging from beneath that fruity carapace. This is extremely focused. The palate is medium-bodied with an impressive arching structure. It feels quite bold, solid and aristocratic, though maybe the Cros Parantoux is endowed with the charm this year.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 December 2015

Vintage performance