Domaine de Montille

Les Taillepieds Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir

9.2215 ratings
9.276 pro ratings
Volnay, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Jeremiah Allen

2017 is realizing its pedigree in this early bottle stage. Drink now —> 2050

2017 is realizing its pedigree in this early bottle stage. Drink now —> 2050

Dec 28th, 2019
Michael Herzog

Drinking nicely. Paired well with ginger jalapeño t-bone. Love this producer.

Drinking nicely. Paired well with ginger jalapeño t-bone. Love this producer.

Oct 26th, 2019
Bob McDonald

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.

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.

Sep 11th, 2019
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

8.6

I realize quality, overall quality. This wine represent two thing; above average quality combined with a style of wine I do not like. It’s like... always when Montille is served blind and my first thought is Piedmont gone wrong. Same feeling here. Tannins are still coarse and unyielding, with the supporting fruit loose knit. It’s great Terroir here and it’s weird to me that they don’t get their gear fixed. Still no rush drinking it if you’re fans of ages wines, then you wait. To me necrophilia lies ahead.

I realize quality, overall quality. This wine represent two thing; above average quality combined with a style of wine I do not like. It’s like... always when Montille is served blind and my first thought is Piedmont gone wrong. Same feeling here. Tannins are still coarse and unyielding, with the supporting fruit loose knit. It’s great Terroir here and it’s weird to me that they don’t get their gear fixed. Still no rush drinking it if you’re fans of ages wines, then you wait. To me necrophilia lies ahead.

Mar 8th, 2018
Greg Gregory

Beautiful.

Beautiful.

Aug 17th, 2017
Matt Young

The French Laundry, Yountville

The French Laundry, Yountville

1 person found it helpfulAug 6th, 2017
Eric Guido

A gorgeous showing tonight for the '12 de Montille Taillepieds, a wine that is only just starting to enter it's drinking window. Here I found a bouquet of crushed cherry mixed with savory minerality, wild herbs and hints of undergrowth. On the palate, savory rich textures gave way to dark red berry fruit with hints of stem induced exotic herbs. The finish was long with saturating dark wild berries, young tannin and inner floral tones. Its wonderfully expressive tonight.

A gorgeous showing tonight for the '12 de Montille Taillepieds, a wine that is only just starting to enter it's drinking window. Here I found a bouquet of crushed cherry mixed with savory minerality, wild herbs and hints of undergrowth. On the palate, savory rich textures gave way to dark red berry fruit with hints of stem induced exotic herbs. The finish was long with saturating dark wild berries, young tannin and inner floral tones. Its wonderfully expressive tonight.

1 person found it helpfulApr 6th, 2017
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

Complex and good density

Complex and good density

1 person found it helpfulMar 29th, 2017
Scott Wren

This is a big, bold assertive wine with plenty of oak tannins that need time But even with an hour in my glass it opened up showing deep spicy aromas welling up from beneath its floral frame

This is a big, bold assertive wine with plenty of oak tannins that need time But even with an hour in my glass it opened up showing deep spicy aromas welling up from beneath its floral frame

1 person found it helpfulSep 2nd, 2016
Ben Leger

An elegant, lady of a Burgundy that leaves you wanting more.

An elegant, lady of a Burgundy that leaves you wanting more.

1 person found it helpfulJul 18th, 2015