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weekend wines – unlucky week 13? (2017)

Actually very lucky!

2014 Sylvain Pataille, Marsannay Clos du Roy
Ooh that’s a lovely nose – deep but round – forward fruit but really only modestly accented with a little roses from the whole clusters. Supple, round but with depth and energy too – great texture. A wine that might best most 2015s from Marsannay. Simply Bravo!
Rebuy – Yes

2008 Camille Giroud, Corton
Always a secret which lieu-dit this came from! Not the deepest of colour. This has a beautiful nose – direct, fresh, attractive. In the mouth – oof – boy this has zing, juicy zing, a super line of fresh and red-fruited flavour. Less fruit density and this would be verging on too acidic – but here, today, this is simply singing. Bravo again!
Rebuy – Yes

2007 Camille Giroud, Corton-Charlemagne
Truth be told, my last one of these was a little brown and massively advanced – I’m now in ‘drinking mode’ as far as this cuvée is concerned. Deep colour, but not the pale brown of the last bottle. Actually quite a fresh nose, if with a faint whiff of cooking apple. The palate is full, mouth-watering and delicious – very long. Not quite the dream wine of its youth, but very good – though for obvious reasons, not a re-buy…
Rebuy – No

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