05 camille giroud gevrey en champs

Update 7.9.2007(4.9.2007)billn

2005 Camille Giroud, Gevrey-Chambertin En Champstry to find this wine...
Medium cherry-red. The advice is to decant this as it may show a little reduction and carbon dioxide – so done. champsThe initially diffuse nose takes about 15 minutes for a more focused, higher-toned impression, still with a trace of reduction. About 90 minutes were needed for an additional, darker cherry depth and a hint of toffee – the longer you wait the better, but after 2 hours I’d finished. The texture is excellent, super smooth. The grain of the tannin comes very late, just after the acidity bursts through the mid-palate. The fruit is nicely expressive with faint torrefaction providing a nod to the wood treatment. Not perfectly balanced today as the acid needs to integrate a little more in the mid-palate, but I think this will be lovely. Wait 5 years for this very sophisticated, medium-bodied wine.
Rebuy – Yes

I asked David Croix about the wine – apparently 80 year-old vines that are biodynamically farmed. He only had the grapes for the 2005 & 2006 vintage though.

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There are 2 responses to “05 camille giroud gevrey en champs”

  1. dwdj7th September 2007 at 2:31 pmPermalinkReply

    Did you buy any of their 05 Beaune 1er Les Avaux at all? Interested to hear how that’s looking in bottle…

  2. bill nanson8th September 2007 at 1:49 pmPermalinkReply

    Hi David,
    No, not tasted – I only tasted the 05’s in the middle of last year and they were all over the place that day, so no purchase decisions. It’s only this and the bourgogne that I’ve had from bottle from the 05 vintage.
    Cheers, Bill

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