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1998 Méo-Camuzet Richebourg

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Latest Sale Price

January 12, 2003 - $220

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RATINGS

90Wine Spectator

Toasty and oaky in style, but it has plenty of ripe fruit and lovely, supple tannins along with good black fruit notes. Tannins do clamp down on the firm finish, but it should soften with some cellaring.

90-94Stephen Tanzer

...Big, dense, sweet and mouthfilling. Huge for the vintage but stubbornly unevolved. Still, this presents itself as more open today and lower in acidity than the '98 Méo Camuzet Vosne-Romanée Cros Parantoux...

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanee, Richebourg

Richebourg is an 18.3-acre Grand Cru pinot noir vineyard in the Cote de Nuits, within the commune of Vosne-Romanee. The vineyard lies just to the north of La Romanee and Romanee-Conti and is situated at elevations from 260 to 280 meters. The soil is a clay, pebble, limestone and sand mixture. Richebourg includes the subsection of Les Veroilles-sous-Richebourg. Principal landholders of Richebourg are Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, with 8.78 acres; Leroy, with 1.95 acres; and Gros Frere et Soeur, with 1.73 acres.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, Grand Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.