Weekend wine: Camille Giroud 2009 Bourgogne Cuvée L


2009 Camill Giroud Bourgogne Cuvée L
Week(-end) 8 2023:

Ah, my memory is going – it must be my age!

I found this 2009 in the cellar (and there’s more!) and thought to myself ‘well, I have 2008 and 2010 but I don’t remember having any 2009.‘ Fortunately the search function of this site has a much better memory than I!

2009 wasn’t my favourite vintage to start – it was just sooo ripe. Given that almost every vintage since 2015 has been equally, or more, ripe – perhaps I’m more tolerant – despite my old age!

2009 Camille Giroud, Bourgogne Cuvée L
A beautiful, darker, Trescases cork – robust and with hardly 1mm of wine ingress – the end so darkly painted by this wine.
Medium-plus colour. The nose is now a little smoky – it gives the impression of oak – but swirling releases redder fruit and perhaps something floral too – these aromas are concentrated and, of course, ripe – but never too ripe. Broad over the palate, the merest ripple of tannin in support. A luxurious depth of flavour and texture – obviously not really ‘Bourgogne.’ Holding well in the finish too. This wine is crystal clear/clean, aromatic and with such generosity of top-class flavour. It’s absolutely drinkable yet still a baby. Bravo! – It must have been very well triaged 😉
Rebuy – Yes

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There are 2 responses to “Weekend wine: Camille Giroud 2009 Bourgogne Cuvée L”

  1. Mike Golub25th February 2023 at 5:10 pmPermalinkReply

    It sure would be nice regardless of vintage,or orign,if they were available in the USA!

  2. lamoje28th February 2023 at 1:53 pmPermalinkReply

    2009?… You may be on to something Bill concerning your theory on aging… Is it the effect of time on us, the wine, or both? Who knows!… I always thought that my preference was for 2010 vs. 2009… Not sure anymore… I recently opened a Jadot, Pernand-Vergelesses, Clos de la Croix de Pierre 2009 (red). It was astounding. Totally up my (current?) taste buds’ and olfactory senses’ alley. Then again, you know (or hope) that Jacques and team (and now Frédéric and team) must pay special attention to Héritiers Jadot wines… I mean, beyond share ownership (assuming the Héritiers still hold a few shares in the business… not sure…), it’s probably safe to assume that part of the original deal included receiving one (or more!) mixed cases of Héritiers Jadot wines each year… And what a nice mixed case that is, especially of you have a thing for Côte-de-Beaune (Corton Pougets, Beaune Bressandes, Beaune Clos des Ursules, Beaune Theurons, Chevalier Demoiselles, Corton-Charlemagne, etc.) !

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