Decanted for 1 hour and this wine needed a little air due to its youth from a strong vintage. Slightly overripe with a little prune on the nose and finish. However, there is a nice elegance to the wine with a central core of Grand Cru reddish fruit. Little menthol and herbaceous on the nose. While not my favorite producer, it did go nicely with grilled salmon, wild rice, and brussel sprouts.
Opened, and decanted in the cellar for 5 hours. Tasted upon opening and then every hour after. Rather disappointing to say the least. The color was very light and turned more burnt orange/brownish, and it began to take on sherry/cognac notes. The nose was very light, and was very rough on the palate/finish. Sad to have 1 more left taking up space in the cellar.
Never had a Camus wine before and was curious to see whether the critics are right or whether it's just excellent value (my friend paid 32 euros for this - a steal for an 05 GC). After this, the jury is still out, though I wouldn't spend my own money on this. Luxurious grand cru nose, but the palate doesn't seem quite right. It's alnost as though it's very very mildly corked, though there's no hint of cork on the nose and no one else noticed any obvious defect. At this price I'd rather have a succesful premier cru than a sub par grand cru. This clearly is a GC, just not a very good one.
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