2010 cuvée L…

Update 18.8.2013(19.8.2013)billn

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

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