2008 Domaine Meo-Camuzet, Vosne-Romanne AC, Red Burgundy, France.
One of my all time favorite producers, Meo-Camuzet, makes richly flavored, powerful Burgundy and I adore the classic earthy and darkly fruited wines even if I can’t hardly afford or find them very often, but I try to secure a few bottles for special occasions every year and this Vosne-Romanee is such a bottle. Opened to celebrate my mum’s birthday weekend, this 2008 Meo Vosne proved a fantastic choice and surprisingly graceful and silky all the way through, and this bottle has survived a few long car trips and bounces too, so it was all that much more remarkable as to have great it is tasting. The nose is ripe, intensely truffled and leads to a blackberry and dark cherry layered palate with lush smooth texture and lifted acidity that is much more subtle in the mouth than most 2008 Burgs and the finish is long and seductive as only a true Burgundy can be sometimes, especially a Cote de Nuits wine from this village. Meo’s Vosne-Romanee is forceful and vigorous on the palate with added touches of mineral rockiness, forest floor senates and saline savory spiciness as well as plum fruit and rose petals that come out with air. This is a stunning and joyful Pinot Noir that shines now and will give pleasure for another 4 to 6 years easy.
($N/A) 94 Points, grapelive

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