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2018 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Vosne-Romanée ‘Aux Brûlées’ 1er Cru

  • Producer
    Domaine Méo-Camuzet
  • Vintage
  • Grape Variety
    Pinot Noir
  • Region
  • Sub Region
    Vosne Romanee
  • Importer Label
    Australia – Negociants Australia
  • Size

Méo-Camuzet is one of the most celebrated domaines of the Côte d’Or, located in the heart of prestigious Vosne-Romanée. The domaine boasts fourteen hectares of land in some of the most spectacular appellations and crus of Burgundy. The vineyard land in Burgundy is highly parceled out among families, which makes it rare for anyone to have enough vines to be able to bottle one grand cru, let alone the six that the Méos have.

Domaine Méo-Camuzet bottles six astounding grands crus (Richebourg, Clos de Vougeot, Échezeaux, Corton Clos Rognet, Corton Les Perrières, and Corton La Vigne au Saint), ten premier crus (from the communes of Vosne-Romanée, Nuits-St-Georges, Chambolle-Musigny, and Fixin), several village wines, one Bourgogne Rouge, and only three whites. Jean-Nicolas aims for balance and purity of fruit, which he accomplishes with terrific success. Though delicate and fine, even in their youth, the paradoxical concentration and intensity of these wines make them ideal for long cellar aging. These rare, stunning achievements are a Burgundy lover’s dream.

Tasting Notes

92-95 Points Allen Meadows
An exuberantly spicy mélange features notes of poached plum, spiced Asian pekoe tea, cassis and lovely violet and lilac nuances. The palate impression is rich to the point of opulence with a positively gorgeous texture that carries over to the palate drenching though decidedly firm and mineral-inflected finish that goes on and on. There are hints of wood and warmth but neither are enough to materially detract from just how good this is. *Don’t Miss! Outstanding*

94-96 Points Vinous
The 2018 Vosne-Romanée Aux Brûlées 1er Cru, which is de-stemmed, has a complex bouquet, a mélange of red and black fruit laced with incense and subtle potpourri aromas. The beautifully balanced palate offers very fine tannins, good cohesion and impressive depth. There’s a pinch of spice on the finish, which displays superb breeding. Excellent.

94-96 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 2018 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brûlées is brilliant, unfurling in the glass with an exquisite bouquet of sweet red berries, cherries, orange rind, smoked duck and exotic spices, followed by a medium to full-bodied, concentrated and enveloping wine framed by velvety tannins and succulent acids, concluding with a long and youthfully chalky finish. From a parcel planted in the 1930s, I often think that Aux Brûlées is Méo’s finest wine; and while I’d give the Cros Parantoux the edge this year, it is a superb effort.

2018 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Vosne-Romanée ‘Aux Brûlées’ 1er Cru