weekend stuff – three bull’s-eyes…



2010 Camille Giroud, Bourgogne Cuvée L
Magnum – and how good was this! (That was a statement, not a question!) I’ve a magnum of the 08 waiting for Christmas but, for fun, thought I’d broach this. If you don’t know, the cuvée ‘L’ stands for ‘lees.’ The lees from all the reds in the cellar were assembled and left to settle for a few more months with the hope that they would become bright and clear – so ALL the reds, including the grand crus. This cuvée was made in at least 08-10 but not in recent years. The wine is big, open, and shows friendly red fruit on both the nose and palate. There’s a little comfort to the texture plus a weight of flavour that is clearly nothing to do with ‘bourgogne rouge.’ This was simply one of the most delicious young wines I’ve drunk this. 3 people devoured the bottle in no time. Bravo!
Rebuy – Yes

2010 Gilles Bouton, St.Aubin 1er En Remilly
Honestly, these 2010s were ‘very good , but not to the level of his 2009s’ for at least 6-12 months after release. But slowly and surely they got better. This has presence, lovely energy and complexity and a very fine line of flavour. I don’t suppose there’s a rush – I’ve never had an oxidised bottle (though I’ve also had none older than this), but this tastes first class right now – peaking? who knows, but lovely! Shame I’m down to my last couple – they only cost about €14 on release, the prices have increased massively since then – the 14s now cost all of €17!;-)
Rebuy – Yes

2003 Domaine des Chézeaux, Gevrey-Chambertin Clos des Chézeaux
Ooh – that smells good! Clearly there’s sweet, ripe fruit but padded out with the first layers of leafy development. In the mouth this a sweet, layered and very tasty wine – not obviously from Burgundy – a taster suggests a hint of Amaroné – and why not! A very honest wine – 2003 is exactly what it is – it’s also delicious!
Rebuy – Yes

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