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Thursday, 22 March 2018

Superb whites from Vincent Girardin

When I taste the wines of Vincent Girardin and I mostly tend to taste whites, I notice how much better they show with quite a bit of air. They need time in decanter or you really have to look into these wines and take them seriously, otherwise their sheere balance and elegance will be the only things you notice, as very rarely anything jumps out. But they tend to have layers of bright crisp fruit with a superb minerals backbone. And stunning length. If you love Burgundies and don't have to have the smartest labels in front of you, just the pure Burgundy juice, here you go. Prices are not so bad, yet. This producer is still under the radar for many.

Change of style since 2007 becomming brighter and crisper and less woody and even more fine-tuned from 2010. 2014 is stunning from here, and 2015 will probably be just behind but the wines still need time. I tasted some of these just a few months back and they have already become more detailed and focused. Brilliant flight below. Prices are for Norwegian Monopoly buyers.

2014 Girardin Bourgogne Chardonnay Terroir Noble 
Kr 209,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh and fruity nose, some citrus. Fresh acidity, apples, some citrus, minerals, elegant. 86

2015 Girardin Saint-Romain Vieilles Vignes XXX
Kr 279,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, candied lemons nose, touch smoky. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, spices, some peach, elegant texture, lively. Creamy. 89

2015 Girardin Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly XX
Kr 409,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, minerals, citrus, detailed, quite intense nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, ripe, rounded, playful, some lemon curd, richer, detailed, intense and long. Gives more of everything than last bottle. 91

2015 Girardin Meursault Les Tillets 
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, some spices, some light smokiness, detailed and elegant nose, bright. Fresh acidity, fruity, minerals, apples, some citrus, elegant texture, good length. 89

2014 Girardin Meursault Blagny 1er Cru XX
Kr 599,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, citrus, almost creamy nose, light citrus floral nose, detailed. Fresh acidity, lively, concentrated, detailed, lemons, spices, layered, playful, somewhat creamy, lovely texture and playfulness, minerals finish, long. 93

2014 Girardin Meursault 1er Cru Perrières XX
Kr 742,00
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, citrus, playful, detailed, intense, nuanced, layered, slight floral note nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, minerals, playful, detailed, intense, and layered, juicy, citrus, minerals, superb balance, even greater details on all levels than last bottle, superb length. 95

2014 Girardin Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts XX
Kr 709,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, subtle and delicately nuanced nose, filigree minerality interwoven into the fruit. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, elegant, nuanced, playful, lovely texture and balance, superb balance, nothing jumps out, creamy minerals citrusy finish, long. 95 

2013 Girardin Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts XX
Kr 636,00
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, deeper citrus, minerals, touch, nuanced and delicate, layered. Fresh acidity, playful, detailed, intense, layered, bright and fruity, intense, some creamy notes, long. 94

2011 Girardin Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts XX
Kr 599,90
Pale lemon yellow. Spices, apples, minerals, flinty, chalky, layered, nuanced, beautiful nose. Fresh acidity, minerals, playful, some spices, playful, smoky notes, some candied lemons, somewhat leaner mid palate but explosive aftertaste, long. 94

2015 Girardin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumées 
Kr 662,00 BU 4. mai
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, peach, elegant nose, somewhat riper, lovely nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, apples, peach, pears, elegant, detailed, rounded, lovely fruit, long. 92

2015 Girardin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Blanchots XX
Kr 710,00 BU 4. mai
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fruity, detailed, floral notes, orange blossoms, touch of white pepper behind, chalk. Fresh acidity, fresh, detailed, minerals, bright, nuanced, chalk, somewhat peppery, nuanced, incredibly bright and nuanced, long. 95

2011 Girardin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret 
Kr 599,90
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, some citrus, touch of hazelnuts, minerals, touch flinty, detailed nose. Bright. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, minerals, elegant texture, somewhat lighter but showing the details nicely, long. 92

2015 Girardin Bourgogne Pinot Noir Terroir Noble 
Kr 214,00
Bright ruby. Bright red fruity nose, lightly floral scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh red berries palate, some structure behind, lovely balance. Lovely Pinot for little money.  86

2015 Girardin Volnay 1er Cru Santenots XX
Kr 560,00

Bright ruby. Scented, detailed, red berries and some darker notes towards liquorice and spices. Faint floral roses high note to give it more grace. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries, anise, some spices, fruity, detailed, long. Structured behind, cigars note finish. 92

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