Volnay, Côte De Beaune

Pierrick Bouley

Les Grands Champs Monopole Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2018

Lyle Fass
9.5

The great MONOPOLE of the estate. Stunning, “why you pay big bucks for Burgundy” type of perfume. Deep and penetrating aromas of black raspberry, violet pastille, stunning deep and clean minerals, hints of game and smoked meats. Floral. Just so so complex. So lifted and layered. Truly truly just a ridiculous nose. Super elite. Palate is immaculate. The finesse is top .001% and the density is crazy allied with that finesse and super impressive pure, deep and vivid fruit. So sappy and stoney. Young obviously as this is the top red at Bouley, but what noble fruit and how it saturates the palate and stays there. So so complex but this wine has so much more to say. I’ll be back. Score will likely go higher. — 4 days ago

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Pierrick Bouley

Robardelle Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2018

Lyle Fass
9.4

Super bonkers nose. Deep mid season and black cherry. So vivid. Gorgeous stoniness. Stunning. Flowers. Sick. Lipstick like intensity. A nose one can get lost in. Cherry flower. So so good. Dark plums. Juicy and concentrated with terrific sweet fruit and huge stoniness. Big velvety and ripe tannins and succulent decadent fruit. Big cherries, black cherries, late season red cherries, huge fruit soak and length. This is incredible. So pure. Long and winding finish. Will gain more as it airs. I’ll be back. — 7 days ago

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Domaine François Buffet

Le Village Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2018

Lyle Fass
9.3

Stunning ephemeral wet earth, sweet high toned cherry confectionary fruit, tangy ripe cranberry, spice, fruit spice, so so intense and energetic and straight. Earthy and mineral. Hauntingly gorgeous and beautiful nose. Huge spice cake, ethereal sweet fruit, so delicate and so sweet, and just unreal lightness matched with intensity. So fresh, so energetic and just incredible driving sweetness and juiciness. Ripe and engaging tannins and such sap, balance and purity. Sweet red and black cherry fruit. Long, so nimble, so juicy, so sweet. So ripe, so lithe, ripe and juicy. Terrific. — 17 days ago

Matthew Cohen
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Domaine François Buffet

Clos des Chênes Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2018

Lyle Fass
9.6

Stunning drop dead nose. Wow. Stunning cherry flower. Insane mineral that is so clean. Smells like pure beautiful rocks. Quarry like. Red licorice. Just a heavenly perfume. So classic and old school and so clos Des chenes. Sappy mid season cherries as well. What a palate, amazing inner mouth aromas, such finesse, sweet and concentrated blackberry and black cherry fruit. Fine grained tannins. So elating. Long finish with permanent staining blackberry sap and juiciness. Really incredible balance for such a large framed wine that is also so delicate. What tannins. So fine. So detailed. There is such freshness here. Perfect marriage of 18 and Buffet style. Amazing raw materials here and sweetness of fruit. So so elegant. So young and so deep. This is a 25 year wine easy. Will be back once it airs. Spectacular. — 4 days ago

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Domaine François Buffet

Carelles sous la Chapelle Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2018

Lyle Fass
9.6

Delectable ate my note but in a new weird way. Anyway, this is gorgeous. Cherry flower, sour cherries, so floral, so pretty. Such a Volnay nose. Classic nose. Palate is just stunning. Wow. Incredibly concentrated and so pure with a black cherry, late season red cherry fruit soak that is unreal. Clean, mineral and so so juicy. Balanced and so elegant with ripe and elegant tannins. Super high quality tannins and great freshness. Long, lingering black cherry on the finish. Hit of opulence just stays in your mouth. Just terrific fruit. It’s dense and elegant with just crazy energy and delineation. This is wow wine. — 14 days ago

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Domaine François Buffet

Champans Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2018

Lyle Fass
9.5

Gorgeous and wild nose of black and red cherries, complicated by intense earth tones, with its deep and layered signature of alluring aromas. Super floral and black raspberry after air. Licorice. Wow. Can’t stop smelling. Palate is OMG intense, with absurd fruit and tension and such unreal purity and elegance. Really elegant and such a lipstick like intensity to the sappy and fresh fruit with just unreal freshness. This is so good. Such sweet fruit and dramatic energy and freshness. Such detail and precision and an endless finish. Lovely hit of opulence in the mid palate which goes directly into amazing freshness, density and sap. This is brilliant. Big dense tannins that are so sweet and ripe. Lovely. — 18 days ago

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Pierrick Bouley

Clos Des Chenes Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2018

Lyle Fass
9.5

Stunning Chenes complexity, stoney, massive late season red cherries macerated in black cherry juice, so refined, so precise, wow, ripe but perfectly and throughly ripe. What a palate, dense, complex, so stoney, insanely complex and concentrated with amazingly vivid fruit and juiciness. Black cherries, red cherries, cherry flower, cassis, awesome inner mouth aromas and florals, big ripe and juicy tannins of incredible refinement and finishes with a massive mineral push. 9.5 for now. Fantastic. — 7 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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13 would be nice too!
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We have a 13 Ronceret that we carried home on our last visit.
Lyle Fass

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@Severn Goodwin it was a parallel dimension. His 18’s are just incredible. A new level.

Domaine François Buffet

Taillepieds Volnay 1er Cru 2018

Lyle Fass
9.5

What a wine. This is a super star. Gorgeous cherry, raspberry cake, black cherry, just terrific spice but it’s also brooding and holding back. What a palate. Amazing texture and finesse. But huge tannins but really high quality. Lovely ripeness and perfect freshness. The nobility of the site is apparent in this wine’s elegant tannins and substantial structure. Unreal tiny berry fruit intensity. Has years to go but man this is a dynamite young Taillpieds. — 14 days ago

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Robert Ampeau & Fils

Volnay-Santenots 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1990

very tertiary w mushroom and a bit of sous bois, nice density and mouthfeel. Happily not corked. — 4 days ago

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Domaine François Buffet

Clos de la Rougeotte Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2018

Lyle Fass
9.5

Wow. Sick nose. Gorgeous cherries, spice, confectionary, spice, so deep, so intense, complex, juicy, deep and ripe with super precise and deep deep fruit. After air you get cherry flower, spice and an amazing confectionary quality. Sappy and so so energetic. Really big, substantial and deep tannins, with great freshness and acids. A bit backwards today with long sappy fruit, insane hit of midpalate opulence and serious concentration and insane inner mouth aromas. Long. Needs 10 years. — 17 days ago

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