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camille-giroud 2009 bourgogne cuvée l

camille-giroud-2009-cuvee-l

Almost worked my way through the few 09 Bourgognes at home… This wine is a clear standout from the perspective of everything in the glass, though surprisingly it is still ‘pipped’ by the Bellene for absolute drinkability today – like the wine of Sylvain Pataille, this begs cellar time. Actually this really should be the clear standout; Cuvée ‘L’ is the code for the combination of the lees (at bottling time) of all C-G’s reds; villages, premiers and grands crus which is left in tank for a good few months more to settle out the fine lees. You would be forgiven for thinking (blind) that this could be a (slightly anonymous?) premier cru…

2009 Camille-Giroud, Bourgogne Cuvée L
Medium-plus colour. Ooh, depth, silky fruit and hints of violets. The texture starts with silk but quickly changes as the ripe tannin shows its face. Plenty of fruit and some minerality in the mid-palate too. Very good length. Clearly this is significantly above the standard suggested by the label, but given the contents of the bottle that’s surely no surprise. Another ‘Bourgogne’ that begs time to mature…
Rebuy – Yes

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