Still fairly oaky on the nose. The palate is more interesting with rich almonds and lemony citrus, though the oak is still noticeable. It's got very high acidity, as you often get in 2007, which is nearly but not quite balanced out by the sweeter components. Overall, this is a wine with the explosive tension you often get in Puligny, but I think it needs another 3-5+ years in bottle, for the acidity to soften and the oak to integrate. As it's relatively inexpensive, this would be a good one to age; if it does oxydize it wouldn't be the end of the world. 90-92
Girardin seems to have undergone a renissance, or at least a change. The wines used to be very creamy and oaked up to my palate, not exactly the highlight of elegant white burgundy. But oh my how the 2007 vintage changes things. Now the wines are bright, clean and fresh with great fruit notes back up by minerality. Suddenly, I am rexamining Girardin.
This particular wine is the brawniest of the '07 that I have tasted but still holds to the new style.
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