2013 Camus Bruchon Reine Joly Savigny Les BeaunePinot Noir from France
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"The Father-son team of Lucien and Guillaume Camus of Domaine Camus-Bruchon are some of the very finest red winemakers in the Côte de Beaune. Located in the village of Savigny-...
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"An intensely earthy and overtly sauvage nose offers up notes of dark currant and plenty of forest floor character. There is rich and velvety palate impression to the solidly vibrant medium-bodied flavors that possess notes of rusticity and a hint of dryness that will very likely soften if not completely dissipate with a few years of age."
"The Father-son team of Lucien and Guillaume Camus of Domaine Camus-Bruchon are some of the very finest red winemakers in the Côte de Beaune. Located in the village of Savigny-les-Beaune, just to the north of Beaune proper, the Camus fashion beautifully balanced, deep and complex wines that are the epitome of what great Burgundy is all about. The family has a lovely spread of top vineyards in Savigny-les-Beaune (both superb premier crus and a handful of top village wine parcels planted with very old pinot noir vines), as well as a bit of premier cru in Beaune and Pommard as well.
Savigny-les-Beaune is the happy hunting ground for red Burgundy lovers who appreciate value as well as quality in their reds. The village has a large number of outstanding domaines who are currently at the top of their games, including Chandon de Briailles, Jean-Marc Pavelot, Domaine Guyon and Domaine Simon-Bize, but none are better than Camus-Bruchon. From the bevy of excellent premier crus in Savigny come some of the finest red wines to be found in the Côte de Beaune, with deep, red fruity and spicy personalities that share a bit of the meaty stoniness of nearby Corton, as well the plush, cherry and red currant fruit found in the wines of Beaune. It is a village with a dozen great terroirs, and when these are combined with old vine parcels and world class winemaking, as is the case at Camus-Bruchon, the results can be magical. These are red Burgundies that drink well from a fairly early age, but also blossom beautifully with bottle age, and have no difficulties aging gracefully in the cellar for twenty-five to thirty years.
Across the board the Camus-Bruchon wines are precise, focused and reflective of their underlying terroir, with great sappiness and depth in the mid-palates, coupled with brilliant structural integrity and a lovely underlying minerality that makes them truly distinctive amongst the wines of the southern half of Burgundy. Camus pere et fils are meticulous and talented winemakers, who uses no more than twenty-five percent new oak for any of their top wines. There is a refined elegance and perfumed precision to the Camus-Bruchon wines that is very special, and is most impressive when working with the sometimes rather youthfully “sauvage” elements that can be found in young Savignys and Pommard. Giullaume Camus is one of the young stars of the Côte de Beaune, and because he is working in the village of Savigny-les-Beaune, rather than Vosne-Romanée or Gevrey-Chambertin, his brilliant wines also offer up extraordinary value in the world of Burgundy pricing." - Importer