This is from one of the more expensive producers of Burgundy. I have a bit of a soft-spot for their wines, but I can rarely afford them. This was nigh-on thirty pounds; pretty steep for a village wine.
Vosne-Romanée 1999, Domaine Méo-Camuzet
Initially the nose was a bit reduced and backward, but with vigorous swirling in the glass it opened up to display ripe, clean, black cherry fruit. The nose seems very concentrated for a village wine. It seems very concentrated on the palate too. It has a lot of ripe fruit, good acidity and nice ripe tannins, but at the moment it is just a bit lacking in charm. It may seem odd to say at seven years old a village wine needs more age, but I think this would be much better with five more years in the cellar. I can see that its components would be more integrated and less quaquaversal given a bit more age. It is certainly very good and I think it is worth the money; it is just not ready for drinking yet.