Volnay, Côte De Beaune

Domaine François Buffet

Carelles sous la Chapelle Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2020

Lyle Fass
9.6

Always one of the most elegant 1er Crus in Volnay. Nose is a bit reticent as we start off with light cherry and some herbals plus some sweet black cherry fruit. Also some reduction which will blow off. Lovely bramble desiccated leaves and super wet earth and soil tones. What a palate. Teeming with energy and freshness. Wow great acidity here and tremendous fruit. Terrific inner mouth aromas and stunning sapidity. So elegant and structured with incredibly deep fruit. What length and seriousness! This is the first 2020 i’ve tasted that needs 3-5 years in the cellar. Amazing sweet tannins and they are so finely knit like a cashmere sweater. This is brilliant! I’ll be back as it opens. This got so complex and expansive with air. Stunning depth and purity. Really incredible complexity and a vast array of flavors. — 4 days ago

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Domaine Y. Clerget (Yvon Clerget)

Clos du Verseuil Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2019

Well balanced Pinot. Light body, strawberry and light fruit with good acidity. — 4 days ago

La Pousse d'Or

Clos d'Audignac Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1999

Better and better. I’m probably overscoring given the unusual flavor profile for a super ripe Santenay but damn… — 25 days ago

Domaine Marquis d'Angerville

Champans Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1985

been six years since I tired this last ~ hasn’t faded much!

barnyard funk quickly blew off revealing menthol, mulled berries, carob and suede

a core of crunchy berry fruit was piercing ~ cherry lozenges and liqueur, cassis, cranberry, raspberry candy ~ JUICY ~ some star anise and mace on the finish
— a month ago

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Domaine François Buffet

Volnay Pinot Noir 2020

Lyle Fass
9.4

Gorgeous nose. Luscious dark black cherries and darker red cherries. Ethereal and heavenly. So deep and so enveloping. Gorgeous dusty tree bark, some soy as well. Stunning. Best village nose of any Buffet Volnay I’ve had. The fruit clarity is off the charts. Superb complexity and freshness and the fruit is way redder on the palate. Amazing compact quality and so pure and balanced. Complex and so mineral. This is profoundly delicious. A lithe but substantial structure. Gorgeous saline aspect on the nose. Wow the mineral/fruit combo is only something Burgundy can do at this level. Now the florals are kicking in. What sweet, velvety tannins. A beautiful bottle of Volnay. This improved vastly with air, getting darker, more dark fruit driven and so sapid. brilliant! — 4 days ago

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Domaine Marquis d'Angerville

Clos des Ducs Monopole Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir

Aired 1hr in bottle; still needed a little time to open up in the glass, but lovely red fruit and light, silky texture. Built to last and glad I have more. — 8 days ago

Domaine François Buffet

Clos Micot Pommard 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2020

Lyle Fass
9.5

Glorious nose. Classic Pommard stoniness. Floral tones as well and dark black cherries. Gorgeous and fragrant. Cannot stop smelling. So classic. Gorgeous palate with top finesse and lovey sweet red cherry fruit and tremendous confectionery inner mouth aromas. Juicy and stoney tannins. After air the nose has strawberry and rhubarb. Really a 9.6 nose. It’s so spicey and floral and stoney. Gorgeously fruited and compact. Just a brilliant bottle. Velvety and sweet. So long. Such a nice contrast of decadent and cerebral. This is a wine that will benefit from age. It’s got a significant structure and classic Pommard tannins. But they are so sweet and the length is just boffo! What a wine. — 3 days ago

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Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Clos des Chênes Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1999

Nez de fruits noirs, des épices, une bouche assez dense, de belle texture, d’une insolente jeunesse, bel équilibre, magnifique. 93-94

Dark fruit and spices, the palate is dense, great texture, good acidity, very balanced, feels so young, gorgeous.
— 5 days ago

Severn, Douglas and 11 others liked this

Robert Ampeau & Fils

Volnay-Santenots 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1993

In a great place. Needed 30-40 mins of air to blossom but then fading fruit, smoke, tea, but of meat, leaves. Very long & very complex. Wish I’d tried the ‘93 Pommard villages as well. — 7 days ago

Michel Rebourgeon

Les Perrières Pommard Pinot Noir 2020

Lyle Fass
9.5

Really stoney nose and lovely deep cherry liquor/compote but is belied by a sense of freshness. Wow the palate is just gorgeous. Amazing freshness and big red and sour cherries with a treacly texture. Super elegant and lithe. Wow the fruit on this is just incredible. Love the tanginess of the palate and the intense lift and high acid allied with bouncy sweet fruit. The nose has a lovey soil aroma now. Such a deep stoniness and also strawberry compote. So complex. A clear step up from the Trois Terroirs and Cuvee William. Terrific inner mouth fruit and energy. Just overflowing with fruits. But finished with cleansing minerals and just the right amount of opulence. This is fantastic. Really dense, yet light and mineral but also contemplative and that core of bright red fruits. A wine of contrasts. — 3 days ago

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