2012 Beaune, Les Avaux, 1er Cru, Camille Giroud

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Medium, deep, bright purple in colour, this is quite a suave and sensual. It is lifted and perfumed, with some crunchy fruit behind - more red than black – and very good length. The terroir suits the vintage or indeed the other way round. Jasper Morris MW, Burgundy Wine Director Winemaker and general manager, David Croix, has been grumbling that he feels he has the temperament of a grower rather than the deal-making knack of a born negoçiant, so he hasn’t found it easy to fill the cellar in 2012. We also find that tasting with him feels like being in a grower’s cellar, though Camille Giroud o