2000 Richebourg Meo-Camuzet



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Average critic rating : 94.0 points

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Red fruits burst from the glass of the 2000 Richebourg. Suave, deep, and perfectly balanced, it reveals loads of flesh, a powerfully expressive character, and a sumptuous finish. Suave waves of red fruits seamlessly dominate this intense effort’s personality, from its explosive attack to its 45-second finish. Projected maturity: now-2012.||Concerning the 2000s, Meo said, “they were exceedingly ripe, like the 1999s, but without the acidity of that vintage. Rot was present, but not an overwhelming problem if you were willing to do what was necessary. The other interesting point is that the grapes had exceedingly thin skins.” Wine Advocate.June, 2003

Despite a history that stretches back to the beginning of the 20th century, Méo-Camuzet is a relative newcomer to domaine-bottling, which started here in 1985. Prior to this, the Camuzet vineyards were leased out to sharecroppers and much of it sold to negociants. One such sharecropper was the legendary Henri Jayer , who acted as a consultant to the domaine.

The holdings are significant: grand crus Richebourg, Clos Vougeot and Echézaux and excellent sites in Vosne-Romanée including Cros Parantoux, Les Brulées and Les Chaumes. Three vineyards on the Vosne-Romanée side of Nuits St Georges: Boudots, Murgers and Bas de Combe complete the Côte de Nuits holdings with 1.38 hectares of village Vosne-Romanée. The domaine also has more than a hectare of grand cru Corton in the Côte de Beaune.

The style here is a full one, and Henri Jayer surely still an inspiration. The vineyards are worked organically, and the wines see up to 100% new oak, which integrates perfectly with some bottle age. The premier cru Vosne-Romanées are both from vineyards at the top of the slope, as is the Echézeaux, and these are lifted, mineral expressions of Vosne.



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