Volnay, Côte De Beaune

Pierre Brisset

Santenots Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Lyle Fass
9.6

Well golly, this is stunning. It needs air as it is Santenots which always needs air. It’s so elegant and precise. The aromas are so detailed and subtle. Floral, red cherries, spices, loads of mineral, lovely hit of earth on the back end. Gorgeous. Will open I’m sure as it gets even more air. Really floral after 20 minutes. Dizzying. Palate is supremely elegant and so precise with gorgeous, refined and detailed tannins that are barely sweet and so earthy. Really high quality tannins and a huge kick of red cherry fruit on the finish. There is serious volume and amplitude here and it has the Brisset touch. It has outrageous length and just a stunning, sexy mouthfeel. Wow. This is incredible. Incredible minerality on the finish. So refined. It has such subtle opulence. This will be better in 5 years but is not inaccessible now. — 8 days ago

LM, Chris and 10 others liked this

Domaine Joseph Voillot

Les Fremiets Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1999

Excellent Volnay. In its drinking window. Rich in body. — 6 days ago

Manny, Daniel and 5 others liked this

Domaine Y. Clerget (Yvon Clerget)

Les Santenots Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2001

Sweet fruit. Fully mature. Drink these soon. — 6 days ago

Manny, Daniel and 3 others liked this

Domaine de Montille

Les Taillepieds Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2011

Light in colour- pale ruby. Muted nose giving very little to begin with. As often happens with red Burgundy the palate fills out and the wine puts on weight with time in decanter. One of the 1001 wines. With time a lovely red fruited perfume - elegant yet delicious. This wine grew in stature the longer the time in decanter but was only ever light to medium weight. I had a humidity issue in my smallest wine fridge a few years ago hence the crinkled label. — 9 days ago

Ira, Shawn and 11 others liked this

Francois Gaunoux

Le Clos des Chênes Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1996

1996 and in terrific shape. Great fruit. Great structure. A joy! — a day ago

David, Brendan and 11 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Hell yes!

Domaine Marquis d'Angerville

Taillepieds Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2008

Needs a 2 hour decant. Firm, tannic Volnay. — 5 days ago

Daniel, Clive and 7 others liked this

Domaine Joseph Voillot

Les Champans Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1989

Loved this! Surprisingly youthful and fresh. I would have never guessed this was a 1989 blind. No way. — a day ago

Domaine Glantenay

Volnay Pinot Noir 2012

Cherry, earth, hay and a bit of a mineral thing with pencil lead. Superb palate with a strong acid backbone, a irony touch along with cherry, a very dry and and hard touch on the sides and some harsh tannins that need a bit of aging to resolve. Then comes a long finish with cherry and a touch of bitterness and some nice roundness coming up at last! I love burgundy this good but this one needs a couple of additional years to be at peak. — 12 days ago

Severn, Ira and 5 others liked this

Réyane & Pascal Bouley

Les Grands Champs Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Lyle Fass
9.5

A wow wine and easily the top 1 or 2 wines at Chez Bouley now. Soaring aromas of cherry, cherry liquer, cherry flower, huge limestone, amazing mineral depth. Subtle hint of jam that adds to the complexity. Truly a wow nose. As it aerates it grows now complex but always with one foot in a mineral pool. Palate is extraordinary. So juicy with an unreal velvety texture and perfect balance and freshness. Huge cherry fruit that is presented on a bed of velvety tannins and then the fruit really fans out on the finish. Extraordinary. What palate presence. Amazing delineation energy and purity. Stunning. — 15 days ago

Vijay, Emily and 1 other liked this

Domaine Billard-Gonnet

Clos des Mouches Beaune 1er Cru Chardonnay 2013

Lyle Fass
9.5

After 6 years this is starting to really strut its stuff and live up the exalted status of this great 1er Cru. Nose of lemon zest, lemon curd, mineral, kiss of oak, a little muted for now as a bit cold but palate is unreal. Huge density and richness with terrific acidity and freshness. Massively mineral finish with serious structure and concentration. Finish is compact and comes across as massive yet closed. Very pure and just superb quality. Very complex finish and really all the way through.Stunning showing. Great terroir. Wish i would have waited longer and i rarely say that. — 5 days ago

Mark, Aravind and 4 others liked this