(just 20 hectoliters per hectare produced; 50% new oak): Medium bright red. Denser, darker and more serious on the nose than the other Volnay premier crus at this address, offering mineral-driven scents of black cherry, spices and licorice. Wonderfully elegant and fine-grained, combining outstanding volume and an impression of finesse and weightlessness. Conveys a small-berry concentration and near-perfect balance, finishing with refined tannins and terrific length and lift. This stunning Volnay is wonderfully approachable today but I suspect it will shut down a bit by the time it's bottled and benefit from five to eight years of cellaring. (ST)
A beautifully perfumed nose features notes of spice, lavender, earth and cassis, all of which are trimmed in just enough wood to notice. There is lovely richness to the rich and generously proportioned yet quite sleek flavors that brim with both plenty of extract but also the hallmark minerality of a classic Caillerets. There is good power as well as fine detail on the notably firm and slightly austere but impeccably well-balanced, focused and lingering finish. In a word, terrific.
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