weekend wines, week 33 2023

Update 24.8.2023(22.8.2023)billn

wines - week 33, 2023

Time moves so fast – another 20 weeks and it’ll be 2024! But first a brief look back at some opened bottles:

Tripoz, Cremant ‘Nature
I’ve always been a fan of this cuvée, slightly deeper coloured than the average, a nose of some power but not overtly missing its sulfur. In the mouth a wine of large scale and tasty flavour energy. A bit more expensive than your average crement, but worth it!
Rebuy – Yes

2021 Gautheron, Chablis 1er Montmains VV
Already my third for this dozen – you don’t need yet another note – except to say that I should start drinking some other wines 🙂
Rebuy – Yes

2005 Camille Giroud, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Les Peuillets
What a wonderful, deep, nose – there was obviously some dark oak used here – in that respect it also reminds me of CG’s 2005 Gevrey En Champs. Fecund is a word that comes centre stage for this ‘perfume.’ In the mouth, this is remarkably lacking in austerity for an older Savigny – the wonderful vintage taking over with concentration, proper structure, depth of fine flavour. Simply a great Savigny – 2005 strikes again!
Rebuy – Yes

2009 Camille Giroud, Corton Clos du Roi
An infuriating cork! With not much effort from the corkscrew, this cork decides to break in half in the neck. The remaining half was impossible to extract in one piece, indeed eventually falling into the wine. A decanter was required. Maybe because of the decanter, the whole wine was drunk in one sitting – by two of us! The nose was good but a little subdued – the real grand cru element was the width, persistence and energy of the flavour. 2009 was never my favourite vintage and, for now, it still isn’t – too easy and ripe – but this wine has promise – the cork excepted!
Rebuy – Not yet

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