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2004 Maison Camille Giroud Bourgogne

12.5%, $18. Imported by Adventures in Wine, a Becky Wasserman Selection, Daly City, CA. Founded in 1965 by the man of that name, for many years this producer was known for traditional, long-aged Burgundies. It was acquired in 2002 by Ann Colgin and husband Joe Wender. They brought in young winemaker David Croix, turned to Becky Wasserman for direction, and undertook a major revamping of the winery, including the introduction of modern winemaking, use of gentle oak and little racking. A remarkable turnaround has occurred, and the wines are now much more supple and approachable. · This wine has an appealing sappy cherry aromatic nucleus. The sweet core of caressing red fruit is framed by spice and musk. Harmonious from start to finish, this is a wine that will win hearts without pillaging the wallet. Reviewed October 14, 2007

Winery: Camille Giroud
From article: Bourgogne: Good Bottom Feeding