Tasted in Beaune with David Croix, 25 October, 2015.
Maison Camille Giroud
3 Rue Pierre Joigneaux
Tel: +33 3 80 22 12 65
David on 2015:
“2015 – the expectations are easy – high! Potentially the very best vintage I’ve seen for pinots, but I’m always suspicious of sunny vintages. Of-course there was the drought, but we fortunately got rain when we needed it. There is certainly more freshness in the wines than in 2009 for instance. Let’s see…”
Really a lovely supple, often sumptuous set of wines here.
Ooh – what a lovely round, open and super nose. Relatively big in the mouth for a bourgogne, some tannin, but really top class bourgogne here.
From 50 year-old vines.
A beautiful aromatic with some florals. Round and with super acidity but softly textured with plenty of tannin though hardly any grain. Also a beauty.
A blend of fruit from two parcels; Grand Champs and the villages portion (the bottom) of Les Lurets.
Beautiful, just a perfectly cliché Volnay aroma – super engaging. Much more present tannin, but lovely more complex mid-palate.
A pure fruit, edged with flowers, not violets, not roses, something in-between. Round, textured, a lovely. lovely wine. No more words required…
From Les Chalondes
Spicy, both the wine itself and a little barrel plus 40% whole cluster. More structured, the fruit mainly shining through from the mid-palate onwards, very tasty finishing indeed.
For the second consecutive vintage, a blend of Cras and Les Avaux due to hail. Only 4hl from Cras.
Crystal red fruit – gorgeous. Perfect texture, just a hint of tannic drag, complex and appealing. Bravo!
2014 Santenay 1er Clos Rousseau
A lovely width of bright red fruit and florality. Lovely texture too to augment the fine deep and complex flavour. A long finish with more herb-like flavours. Splendid.
2014 Volnay 1er Les Lurets
A small 1er from where Champans and Caillerets meet.
High toned, complex and lovely. Quite open. Big in the mouth, really intense textured fruit. A little tight vs some vintages, but everything is here.
Really not the most powerful aromatic but seemingly the largest. Despite its freshness there’s a little honey here. Lovely texture; quite plush, in the middle almost short on acidity, but super in the mid-palate to finish. Certainly a contemplative wine, but I’m sure a great one.