Volnay, Côte De Beaune

Domaine François Buffet

Le Village Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2020

Lyle Fass
9.6

Love this site. So finesse driven. An essence of Volnay type of site. Big, ripe and sappy red and black cherries that are so forward and so vivid. Stunning depth and freshness. Gorgeous earth and minerals. So nimble and pure. Red licorice. Love the controlled ripeness. Yes it’s ripe but yes it’s within the realm of being reasonably ripe and attractive. Palate is joyous. Nimble and elegant and shockingly pure and so ethereal. Sappy and sweet and so silky. Volnay defined. Lithe and elegant tannins and I swear this is the silkiest 2020 I’ve had yet. The purity of this is off the charts. I’m gobsmacked how great this is. I know this will go higher with air. Weightless wine with wonderful intensity. What a duo the 19 and 20. Now the nose has pumpkin spice and other spices. Spicecake vibe for sure. — 12 days ago

Vanessa, Romain and 7 others liked this

La Pousse d'Or

Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2016

This is a joy of a wine. Bright ripe red cherry with equally acidic counterbalancing notes and earthy tones. Cheeeeeeers. — 20 days ago

Lyle, Ira and 18 others liked this

Bouchard Père et Fils

Beaune du Château 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2018

No formal notes, dining with friends in a very good Chinese Restaurant on the Gold Coast. It might be a Premier Cru but Beaune is not Vosne Romanee. Lots of ripe cherry on the nose and palate. Quite sweet on the palate. Possibly drunk a little young and lacking in complexity but I don’t believe this will reach any great heights. — 10 days ago

Jan, Severn and 16 others liked this

Domaine François Buffet

Clos des Chênes Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Lyle Fass
9.8

One of the wines that made me fall in love with the Buffet estate. Been a minute since I’ve had it. Chenes aromas just hit different. Wow. Stunning breadth here. So complex. Floral, spice, red cherries. All presented in such detail. Layered, supple and complex. 9.8 nose. Wow. Truly magnificent. Moving me to tears. Or is that my allergies? What a nose. Really just something else. Palate is a joy. Unreal freshness, acids and complexity. Such deep and vivid cherry fruit and a 5% creaminess that just adds so much. Terrific purity, concentration and sap. Velvety and sweet tannins. Unreal length. A masterpiece. — 12 days ago

Vanessa, Bob and 12 others liked this

Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Volnay Santenots-du-Milieu 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2007

Amazing vitality still. Poise and polish, this is a gorgeous Volnay from the Meursault masters. — 6 days ago

Bob, Doug and 4 others liked this

Domaine François Buffet

Clos de la Rougeotte Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2020

Lyle Fass
9.6

One of the great monopole/vigneron combos in all of Burgundy. Nose is mega elite. Gorgeous mid season cherries that are so vivid it’s just crazy but then you smell flowers and you’re just like ”whoah, man!” This is a ridiculous nose. Volnay in all of its glory. Some black cherry sneaks in there with some air. Beyond floral. So expansive and complete. Wow that palate is just gorgeous. Amazing dark red cherry fruit and stunning clarity to the fruit. Clamps down on your palate with a vice like intensity where the gamey flavors are also introduced. So much more structured and classic than the 19 which was stunning but more in an ethereal drink me now type of way. Superb complexity and structure. Grippy and sappy. Awesome fruit skin flavors as well and so gamey. Like it’s got hints of Gevrey. Spectacular and needs age. But wow, baby!! I’ll be back as it airs out. This seems like it needs 5-7 years to be drinking well.

As this airs it gets a wonderful baking spice element. Forest floor and so much more. Oh my!

This is so supple now and deep. Sultry and fresh and slippery. Awesome fruit and roundness. Awesome concentration and purity. Really long. So close to a 9.7 and no doubt with age. Tiny berry fruit is brilliant on this.
— 24 days ago

Michael, Severn and 6 others liked this

Domaine Lucien Boillot et Fils

Les Brouillards Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir

2016!Vintage was a controversial wine I loved this wine with its earthy , undergrowth , mushroom , black fruits but definitely on the funky side not noticing Brett in a overt way if it’s there at all nice 6 year old wine 🍷 — 3 days ago

Ira, Hermes and 5 others liked this
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Sounds great.

Domaine François Buffet

Carelles sous la Chapelle Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Fruity and very generous. The juiciest cherries mingle with mint, lavender, a touch of soy and tamarind. Very clean, beautiful transparency, nose is a bit quiet at the momen but quite pretty and the palate is wide open. — 2 days ago

Vanessa, Tom and 20 others liked this
Lyle Fass

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love this site

Domaine Michel Lafarge

Vendanges Sélectionnées Volnay Pinot Noir

‘17 In the zone! Such delicate winemaking. Not overly extracted but still has some depth and power. I forgot how much I enjoy Lefarge. Beautiful. — 2 days ago

Domaine Lucien Boillot et Fils

Les Caillerets Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir

Cathy Corison
9.3

Very dark. Lovely, intense aromas. Very ripe flavors — 15 days ago

Erik, Chris and 10 others liked this