Medium deep purple, with a discreet but classy nose, this shows positive oak integration along with the refined fruit. The real quality comes in the stylish, long finish. This is very fine indeed, but deliberately not a massively powerful example
Good bright, deep red. Deep, soil-driven aromas of dark raspberry, smoked meat, menthol and minerals complicated by subtle nuances of licorice and flowers. Juicy and intense but quite tight in the early going, offering lovely incipient perfume but also a medicinal reserve to the redcurrant, red cherry and mineral flavors. Boasts terrific depth of fruit but this will also need considerable patience. The wine's firm tannic spine is nicely buffered by its penetrating sweet fruit. I would not be surprised if this wine merited a rating at the top end of my projected range.
The Camille Giroud estate was founded in 1865 and remained in the hands of the original family until the late 20th century. In 2001, it was bought by Joe Wender and Ann Colgin. As of 2002, the facility was purchased by Joe Wender and renowned American winemaker Ann Colgin, and a new chapter of the winery’s story was born. The new owners, wanting to continue to uphold Camille Giroud's history as a classic Burgundian domaine, hired David Croix to take over the winemaking. Today, Ann’s wines are produced in a more modern and pure style, marked by a quality over quantity mentality.