Here too there is enough reduction to push the underlying fruit to the background but like the Volnay "1er" there is good freshness and ample punch to the delineated and delicious middle weight flavors. Here though there is a bit more concentration present on the lightly mineral-inflected, dusty and slightly austere finish.
The 2013 Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Angles was showing just a touch of reduction when I tasted it. Underneath is some undergrowth, mulch-like scents infusing the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with gently grippy tannins. There is moderate weight in the mouth with a more assertive blackberry and raspberry finish. Fine. (NM)
The 2013 Volnay Clos des Angles is quite powerful and intense for the year. Spice, new leather, menthol and tobacco wrap around a core of dark fruit. Hints of reduction are present today that mask some of the fruit. Nevertheless, the 2013 offers good potential and may turn out to be even better than this note suggests. (AG)
Bright blueish crimson. Dense and ungiving on the nose but it does taste as though there’s a lot going on underneath...
(from a massale selection planted in the 1950s; production of 13 hectoliters per hectare in 2013): Good deep red. Extremely reduced nose offers a very ripe aroma of raspberry liqueur. Fat and sweet, showing an almost Syrah-like gamey quality to its high-toned spicy red fruit flavors. Finishes with building tannins and very good length. Today I prefer the 1er Cru for its verve, but this is very concentrated. This massale selection always yields a suppler, higher-pH style, noted régisseur François Duvivier. (ST)
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