Domaine Meo Camuzet   Richebourg

2016 Richebourg

By Domaine Meo-Camuzet

2016 Richebourg from Domaine Meo-Camuzet, Burgundy, France

In the pantheon of Burgundy's finest parcels, the 2016 Richebourg from Domaine Meo-Camuzet commands reverence. The vintage itself was a narrative of struggle and triumph – a test of terroir resilience against nature's challenges. Despite initial turbulence through spring frosts, the season augured well for those like Meo-Camuzet, who understand their land intimately and coax from it only its finest fruits.

 

Defining a Dynasty: Introducing the Vintage

The 2016 vintage at Domaine Meo-Camuzet is more than a mere continuation of excellence; it is an exemplar of the estate’s dedication to quality in the face of adversity. This vintage stands as one for investors not only to savour but to consider closely for its storied provenance and remarkable cellar potential.

 

Vintage Singularities: The 2016 Richebourg Under Microscope

A tasting of the 2016 Richebourg reveals a tapestry of complexity woven with deft precision. Its bouquet is a symphony of dark cherries and ripe blackberries asserting themselves above subtle undertones of earthy violets and a hint of sandalwood luxury. One immediately discerns that this is no ordinary year but one where every challenge has been transmuted into depth and character.

On the palate, expect a revelation; layers unfold with concentrated fruit cloaked in an enigmatic blend of spices, minerality echoing the limestone-rich soils, and tannins that are at once supple and structured. It promises longevity, suggesting that prudent investors would do well to give this masterpiece the time it deserves in the cellar.

In essence, its phenolic ripeness aligned with the fresh acidity encountered during tasting, is not just fortuitous — it’s foreordained by the pedigree of Domaine Meo-Camuzet and their mastery over their illustrious Richebourg parcel.

In closing, for astute collectors and oenophiles alike, this 2016 Richebourg provides assurance both as a liquid asset rich with enological cachet and as an opulent journey across one of Burgundy’s defining vintages. Such is the essence captured magnificently within each bottle from Domaine Meo-Camuzet—a testament to resilience translating into vinous splendour.

Market price (SGD)

$34,560.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

1478.57

Scores and tasting notes

93-95

The 2016 Richebourg Grand Cru has a feisty, forward and intense bouquet that maybe does not quite deliver the panache of the Cros Parantoux. It almost feels as if it has to exert itself upon the senses in order to establish its credentials, whereas you would like more effortlessness. The palate is assuredly dense and structured. Certainly, it is one of the more opaque Richebourg wines that I tasted from barrel, though at present I would be seeking a touch more finesse and precision on the sinewy finish to this burly Richebourg. I still expect it to land toward the top of my banded score.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 29 December 2017

Vintage performance