2012 Chambertin, Grand Cru, Camille Giroud

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This year there are only two barrels of the top wine in the cellar. It is almost too early to judge it, but the 2012 Chambertin is rich, dense and aromatically stunning. The wine combines both volume and voluptuousness, very sensual and with exceptional persistence. 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 cel