Burgundy collectors are finally getting wise to some of the best wines for the money in the whole region. Those wines are being made at Ann Colgin’s Camille Giroud estate. I know that collector’s have started to notice, because routinely people taste their wines at the restaurant & immediately ask me if they can buy a case. The best part is when I tell them the price! Most of the time these are fine burgundy drinkers that are used to paying 2 or 3 times that!
Not sure if I had anything to do with Ann buying the domain (I certainly haven’t received a commission check) but I do always get a healthy allocation.
Unfortunately, we’ve been out of them for a while, but great things (like collector Red Burgundy) are well worth the wait. I just got a few cases in from Giroud of the 2018 G-C, and displayed just as much class as I remembered.
If you’re unfamiliar with the 2018 vintage, it’s one that Wine Enthusiast called, “surprisingly good” – a sentiment that I think is shared by many, who weren’t expecting a classic vintage due to a very hot summer.
While the summer may have taken some cellaring years away, what heat also brings is full maturity to the grapes, giving them soaring aromatics, as well as juicy concentration and depth. It’s an excellent trade off if you ask me, and the very best producers like CG have no trouble bringing elegance and finesse to their 2018s. This is one you need. Just make sure you drink it in the next 20 years as opposed to the next 30… if we all make it that far!
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