Lucien Camus, of Domaine Camus-Bruchon, is a rising star in the Côte de Beaune. Located in the village of Savigny-les-Beaune, just to the north of Beaune proper, he produces exceptional, balanced and complex wines. Lucien Camus took over for his father in 1971, and has a lovely spread of top vineyards in Savigny-les-Beaune well as a bit of premier cru in Beaune and Pommard as well.
After a really disappointing bottle of Burgundy last night I felt it was only right to give the region a second chance.
The wine is crimson in color and checks in at 13% ABV. Great nose of sappy red fruits, earth and cinnamon. Medium body with great acidity. Dried cherry, leather, strawberries, cranberries and mineral on the palate. The finish is super. Drink over the next 3-5 years.
My rating: 92 points.
Camus-Bruchon is one of the best values in the Côte de Beaune. Current vintages should be available for right around $50.
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