Camille Giroud Chambertin 2005
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Wine SpectatorThis is impressive, from its burst of pure blackberry flavor shaded by spice and mineral to its balance and sophistication. It's silky in texture and builds on the palate to a long finish. Needs years to harmonize completely, but this has energy and length. Best from 2015 through 2040. 185 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2005 Chambertin (again purchased partly as wine and set to total 250 cases) boasts an impressively healthy if not terribly dark purplish-red hue and an aroma combining lightly-cooked black raspberry, beef marrow, and pungent minerality. In the mouth, this offers satisfying plushness and a very low-toned expression of Chambertin, with cooked raspberry, black licorice, wild mushrooms, and wet stones. The sweetness is wonderfully savory but not superficial and the ineffable sense of minerality runs from the aromatic to the tactile. A faint bit of heat creeps into the finish. I miss a bit of the refinement and winsome, wafting florality of the Latricieres, but this too is a truly grand cru with at least two decades potential.