Domaine Meo Camuzet   Vosne Romanee les Brulees

2006 Vosne Romanee les Brulees

By Domaine Meo-Camuzet

2006 Vosne Romanee les Brulees from Domaine Meo-Camuzet, Burgundy, France

The 2006 Vosne Romanee les Brulees from Domaine Meo-Camuzet carries the benchmark of an exquisite vintage, one that coalesced the meticulous husbandry of the vineyard with the twists of nature's whim. It is in this rare alchemy that one finds the sheer splendour encased within each bottle.

 

The Intricacies of a Celebrated Vintage

In 2006, Burgundy struggled against capricious weather – a heated battle that ultimately concluded in a triumph for those with the expertise to navigate these challenges deftly. Domaine Meo-Camuzet rose to the occasion, shielding their precious terroir in Vosne-Romanée and culminating their efforts with an unparalleled expression of les Brulees, a charming and illustrious monopole.

The 2006 Vosne Romanee les Brulees is emblematic of its vintage: a harmonious blend of intensity and finesse. The playful dance between ripe red fruits and earthy undertones demonstrates a maturity that promises further complexity over time. Notes of black cherry and subtle spice are underscored by a refined tannic structure – the hallmark of skilled vinification and precise ageing. It is in this vintage that we observe a splendid fusion; the immutable artistry of Domaine Meo-Camuzet interwoven with the spontaneous brushstrokes of 2006's climatic canvas.

 

An Astute Investment for Connoisseurs

In the realm of fine wine investment, vintages such as the 2006 Vosne Romanee les Brulees merit special attention. With each passing year, it builds upon its legacy—a tangible asset growing increasingly rare, adding lustre to one's portfolio. Affording patience will reward savvy investors as this offering from Domaine Meo-Camuzet continues its ascension in both complexity and value.

To partake in the grand adventure that is the 2006 Vosne Romanee les Brulees from Domaine Meo-Camuzet is to invest in a piece of Burgundian enchantment—a vintage interlaced with the tenacity of its creation and the promise of its evolution. This wine stands as an articulate testament to both the year it encapsulates and the timeless allure inherent in Burgundy's venerable terroir.

This reflection is not just a paean but also serves as prudent counsel: embrace the opportunity to envelop your senses—and your investment portfolio—with this compelling conveyance from one of Burgundy's most esteemed domains.

Market price (SGD)

$13,490.00

12x75cl

Highest score

92

POP score

673.33

Scores and tasting notes

92

Ginger, cinnamon, blackberry preserves, fig, and chocolate in the nose of Meo's 2006 Vosne-Romanee Les Brulees presage a palate whose sense of torrification is rare for the vintage, with notes of toasted pecan and caramel adding to the sweet array of black fruit preserves and brown spices. Hints of animal and mineral elements remain for now largely covered by a plush blanket of fruit, as are the wine's considerable tannins, so that there is already an incipient suggestion of textural creaminess. While impressive and forwardly sweet, I think this is another of its collection not to revisit before 2011, and a wine whose imposing richness should remain dominent for the better part of a decade, if not longer. Meo believes this is his 2006 that comes closest to the richness, concentration, and structural integrity of 2005. Jean-Nicolas Meo harvested 2006 fruit between 13.25-14.25% potential alcohol, slightly higher than in 2005. Except for a few instances of vineyards touched by hail, he said, he vinified in essentially the same way (including the same percentages of new barrels) as he had in 2005. Meo notes that the pHs of his 2006s ended up quite high after their malos, and while this contributes to their sense of softness and generosity, I sometimes find these wines wanting for some vivacity or primary juiciness. (I have appended to the description of Meo's negociant bottlings the words "Frere et Soeur" that appear underneath "Meo-Camuzet" on their labels.) Importer: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, Berkeley, CA; tel. (510) 524-1524. Also a Jean-Marie de Champs Selection (various importers), French fax 011 33 3 80 22 58 25

David Schildknecht - The Wine Advocate, 21 December 2009

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