Wine of the Day June 23, 2014

2008MeoVR2008 Domaine Meo-Camuzet, Vosne-Romanee, Red Burgundy, France.
This was a nice surprise, I had opened a bottle from my own collection of this wine last year and it was not anywhere near as good as this bottle, that a friend had opened the night before and saved some for me to taste, Burgundy can be that way, I only hope I have a few more tucked away. The 2008 vintage was iffy and while there were some top wines made, it will be a lottery as to when to drink and what you’ll get, but the Meo-Camuzet Vosne-Romanee is proving to be a success at this point, this bottling comes from estate owned vines and it shows in the concentration and intensity. Being open almost 24 hours I’m sure helped, but there is still lots of vigor, extract and acidity, so I might suggest another few years in the cellar if you have this wine, though impressive as it is now. The 2008 Domaine Meo-Camuzet Vosne-Romanee AC has classic markers and character with crushed violets, game, bacon and cassis notes along with pretty black cherry, spiced plum and blue/black berry notes plus hints of graphite, smoky/sweet toast, cedar, mineral and savory meat, saline and wild herb tones. This wine feels grippy with a certain firmness, tension and balanced weight, like I said, this is impressive Burgundy and a rare treat as not much of this beautiful wine gets on the shelves, imported by Kermit Lynch and found in select wine merchants, best to search online, 2008 and 2009 might still see a few bottles, but 2010 and even 2011 look to be long gone, though Meo is well worth the effort in finding.
($100 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive