2010MeoVR2010 Domaine Meo-Camuzet, Vosne-Romanee, Red Burgundy, France.
This is a good time of year, lots of gifts around the Holiday Season, and some wonderful wine being shared, I felt blessed a few clients and friends pulled some interesting bottles out of their cellars to open, especially this 2010 Meo-Camuzet Vosne-Romanee, I love Meo, one of my favorites, this is a wine I’d usually buy for myself, but could not locate any for myself from this great vintage, as it was way too in demand. So it was nice to see what I’m going to be missing, and I will be missing this one, it is a beauty no question, though way too young yet to drink. But since it was open, I couldn’t resist, and there is lots to enjoy even now, though it will certainly be much better in 10 years time. Meo’s AC Vosne-Romaine is a domaine wine from estate vines and it shows in the class, finesse and balance found here, amazingly the oak is well muted, surprising for young Meo wines, and there is tangy acidity, a nice play of sweet and sour notes along with terroir character. The nose is shy, lacking the normal smoky sweet oak and violets, instead giving delicate rose petal, red peach and mineral notes leading to a fresh sour cherry, blackberry, blueberry and plum fruit filled palate with light truffle, chalk, earthy spice and cured meats. With some coaxing and air the wine gathers some body and depth hinting at things to come, impressive restraint and lively flavors throughout, and black tea, cedar, anise, a whiff of cinnamon and vanilla come out on the finish. This is a vibrant and clear effort with vivid intensity, a modest and charming Vosne-Romanee that at this stage lacks pretense and flamboyance, look forward to much more to come and be encouraged by the balance and poise this offering is showing now, it should fill out and gain an inner sweet core, drink from 2020 to 2025.
($100 Est.) 93+ Points, grapelive

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