Cuvée ‘L’, as I’m sure all readers here will know by now, is the code for the combination of all the lees (at bottling time) of the C-G’s reds – villages, premiers and grands crus – a blend of which is left in tank for a good few months more to settle out the fine lees.
2010 Camille-Giroud, Bourgogne Cuvée L
Medium-plus, rather purposeful colour, and it’s perfectly bright too. The nose is less demonstrative, indeed a little tight, but wait long enough (30 mins?) and a beautiful high-toned floral note is your reward. In the mouth this has balance, poise, and a decent slug of ripe tannin too. The flavours seem a little tight too, but there’s no missing the depth of concentration, good texture – clearly not a ‘Bourgogne’. Whilst eminently drinkable now, this is very much a wine to wait for – I’m sure my magnums will eventually herald some interesting blind guesses! Very good Burgundy despite the lowly label…
Rebuy – Yes