2017 Camille Giroud Bourgogne Blanc (750ml)15 0 0 0
Allan Meadows - Burghound
A completely different nose presents aromas of petrol, straw, peach and apple. The round, plump and delicious flavors possess a fleshy texture while concluding in a clean, very dry and citrusy finish. This is impressive for its level and it too would make a fine choice for an all-around house white.
Régisseur Carel Voorhuis explained that 2017 was "a very precocious vintage that gave us a good scare in late April for fears that we might suffer another frost loss like we did in 2016. But in the end we were lucky in dodging that bullet while enjoying a pretty tranquil growing season thereafter. We chose to begin picking on the 4th of September with the whites and finished up with the Gevrey grands crus on the 19th. The fruit was really quite clean and also very ripe and there was almost no chaptalization. As to the wines, the 2017 whites are genuinely great and perhaps even a bit better than the 2014s. I think that their best attribute is how fresh they are, which when coupled by good energy and transparency makes the wines highly attractive." As Voorhuis suggests, I found the quality here to be generally excellent with several standouts and particularly so for the for the lower level wines.