The 2016 Volnay Santenots 1er Cru offers more violets, crushed flowers, incense, and forest floor notes, with beautiful purple fruits developing with time in the glass. Medium-bodied, elegant, beautifully balanced and elegant on the palate, with a weightless texture, it’s beautiful, ethereal Volnay to drink over the coming 10-15 years or more.
This is ripe and plummy, with a patina of oak spice and a buried vein of mineral, propelled by vibrant acidity. Dense, dusty tannins emerge on the finish. (BS)
Slightly more evident wood frames the ripe and fresh aromas of raspberry, violet and black cherry. The sleek, delicious and intense flavors possess a taut muscularity before culminating in a much more complex if youthfully austere finale that offers very fine length. Note that this mineral-driven effort will require at least some patience. *Burghound Outstanding*
A rooty Volnay, this wine’s rich cherry-scented fruit is broad, refined and 'unambiguously earthy,' as panelist Craig Ganzer described it. As someone who makes a living assessing the value of old wines, he said, 'This will taste like a handful of dirt in twenty years, but I like that.' There’s an honesty to the wine that gives it the traditional feel of an artisanal Burgundy.
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