Red wine made from Pinot Noir grapes grown on somewhat chalky limestone ground. Much deeper in colour with an intense bouquet of berries, musk and game. Its flavours are dominated by an astringency requiring a minimal ageing period before the wine's softness can appear. Plummy, ripe and with excellent stucture.
A background application of wood frames the intensely floral aromas of ripe black cherry fruit and Asian spice nuances. The stems are evident on the big, dense and very serious flavors that brim with dry extract that helps to buffer the very firm tannic spine on the wonderfully complex and persistent finish. This is decidedly old school in style and I wouldn`t buy this beast without the express intention of cellaring it for the long-term.
Transparent red colour. Musky, chocolaty fruit; slightly mature-smelling. Real development of fruit aroma in the glass over time. On the palate, sweet, delicate fruit, slightly gamey. Excellent length, subtle fruit, light tannin.
Savoury but with intense fruit that opens up with aeration. Slight element of mineral/gritty character displayed by the village level Volnay. Greater intensity of fruit, which persists excellently on the palate, and balanced, fine-grained tannin. Smokey/savoury character on finish. Superb.
The nose is a fantastic combination of cherry and rosehip fruit with delicious gamey/spicy/nutty complexity. In the mouth it is medium-bodied and elegant with bright acidity, fine tannin and a complex finish. As befits its septuagenarian winemaker, this is a wonderful traditional Volnay.
Ruby garnet in colour. Bright and attractive on the nose, this Pinot Noir has abundant raspberry, strawberry and spice aromas on the nose. The palate is racy with velvety tannins and a long finish - delicious!