Domaine François Buffet

Champans Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir

9.47 ratings
9.44 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
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

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.

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.

1 person found it helpfulMay 9th, 2020
Matthew Cohen

Too young. But soooooooooioo good. Oh my god good. Needs 2 years but with a 1 hour decant INSANE.

Nose licorice flower. Condensed god’s perfume Let me die now good.

Palate is perfect. Dense but volnay Dense. Lilac concentrate. So juicy. So dense. So Sweet. Wine if the year quality. Vaporizing a 98 latour.

Some spice.

A WOW wine. In2 years will be. A god wine.

Bought from fass selections.

Too young. But soooooooooioo good. Oh my god good. Needs 2 years but with a 1 hour decant INSANE.

Nose licorice flower. Condensed god’s perfume Let me die now good.

Palate is perfect. Dense but volnay Dense. Lilac concentrate. So juicy. So dense. So Sweet. Wine if the year quality. Vaporizing a 98 latour.

Some spice.

A WOW wine. In2 years will be. A god wine.

Bought from fass selections.

1 person found it helpfulJan 19th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

My first taste of Buffet since January! Right before the end of the year! Gorgeous nose. Mushroom, mint, Sous bois, mineral, very rocky, ripe but measured red cherries. Bright and deeply penetrating nose. Palate is elegant and loaded with lacey ripe and juicy tannins. Sweet fruit and so elegant. Wonderful Champans. Palate staining and sappy finish. So pure. Hit of licorice and darker fruits on the finish. So long. Juicy and so so delicate. Can be drunk young but also has structure to age for 15+ years. What a finish. As this aerates it gets more concentrated and gains depth. Stunning tiny berry sweet fruited intensity.

My first taste of Buffet since January! Right before the end of the year! Gorgeous nose. Mushroom, mint, Sous bois, mineral, very rocky, ripe but measured red cherries. Bright and deeply penetrating nose. Palate is elegant and loaded with lacey ripe and juicy tannins. Sweet fruit and so elegant. Wonderful Champans. Palate staining and sappy finish. So pure. Hit of licorice and darker fruits on the finish. So long. Juicy and so so delicate. Can be drunk young but also has structure to age for 15+ years. What a finish. As this aerates it gets more concentrated and gains depth. Stunning tiny berry sweet fruited intensity.

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2020
Nick Serra

2011 Vintage

2011 Vintage

Aug 11th, 2016
Nick Serra

Nick had this 7 years ago

Nick had this 7 years ago

May 3rd, 2014
Nicklas Buus Nielsen

Nicklas had this 3 years ago

Nicklas had this 3 years ago

Jan 24th, 2018