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2007 Giroud Camille, Gevrey-Chambertin CazetiersDec. 2009
Medium colour. The fruit is red at the core and mingles with earth and faint iron and spice. Lovely width and dimension. Although the tannin is largely ‘latent’ I’m almost chewing this wine – to great effect with dark flavours of licorice in the mid-palate. Good length – super.
2007 Boisset Jean-Claude, Gevrey-Chambertin CazetiersJul. 2009
Medium, medium-plus colour. Wide and very pretty high-toned aromas that are backed by a faint caramel note. Texture, ripeness, dark-fruit flavours and understated tannin – still well structured though. This is really excellent and long, if rather understated cuvée.
2007 Remoissenet Père et Fils, Gevrey-Chambertin CazetiersApr. 2009
The 07 is just a little soft-focus due to the fresh oak showing on all aspects of the wine; nose, palate and finish but it is ripe and creamy with just a hint of astringency – should be a lovely, precocious drink but personally I’d wait 1+ years for less barrel influence – not too much to learn about Cazetiers at this age.
2005 Remoissenet Père et Fils, Gevrey-Chambertin CazetiersApr. 2009
This 2005 is an architypical 05 right now; tight, acid-forward and a world away from the lush, mineral density of 12 months ago. Clearly more intense, but then there’s no obvious oak putting a soft focus on the acidity. Needs to sleep.
1999 Remoissenet Père et Fils, Gevrey-Chambertin CazetiersApr. 2009
The 99 was fresh, full and ripe – started with a hint of mustiness on the nose but that soon disappeared – good intensity and length. This really surprised me as other 99’s I’ve had from the producer have been dull and unfocused. Still an astringent edge to decent teannins. Young, and whilst far from a great Cazetiers, it is verily a tasty beverage.
1989 Remoissenet Père et Fils, Gevrey-Chambertin CazetiersApr. 2009
This 89 showed more high-toned aromas and a little herb too versus the 1999. Less full on the palate and more secondary flavours coming through. Ripe, and brings a feeling of warmth, perhaps needing an edge more of acidity to give it sparkle but another tasty wine.
2005 Bourée Pierre Fils, Gevrey-Chambertin CazetiersApr. 2009
A little more than medium colour. The nose is awash with iron-infused soil, milder stem smoke and minerals – it’s very, very nice. Medium bodied, with very good fruit that almost completely obscures the tannins. Depth and interest here despite it showing far from all it has. Good length. 2005 is clearly the perfect to vintage to buy from a producer with such a traditional approach – it may never be the greatest of 2005’s, but is a great alternative to (for instance) a Dujac from other vintages and it will surely last and last if that’s your wish. Very tasty.
1976 Giroud Camille, Gevrey-Chambertin CazetiersAug. 2007
This has an impressive, deep, sweet, caramel old wine nose; no funk, no nasties just ‘irony’ (not ironic) and interesting for sniff after sniff. Smooth on the palate, it expands very nicely as you move towards the finish. The tannins are very well managed unlike (still) some from ‘76. Very alive, some elegance and quite some personality. Like many older Girouds, it doesn’t show quite the complexity you expect from the age – or the length, but despite not classing it as ‘great’, I would certainly class it as a lovely glass that was much appreciated.
1996 Serafin Père et Fils, Gevrey-Chambertin CazetiersJul. 2005
Vs the 1995 a little nicer texture to the tannins, but otherwise a very similar wine – drunk after many others so no real note.
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