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Champans Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir

9.27 ratings
9.35 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

9.4

What a nose. Deep penetrating cherry. Mid season sappy cherries, tons of earth, stones, sous bois, gorgeous Champans symphony. Wow. Palate is grippy, pure, juicy with terrific structure. Sappy, icing on cake texture. Terrific freshness and amplitude on the palate. Concentrated with tiny berry fruit intensity and wonderful energy and freshness. Young but not inaccessible.

What a nose. Deep penetrating cherry. Mid season sappy cherries, tons of earth, stones, sous bois, gorgeous Champans symphony. Wow. Palate is grippy, pure, juicy with terrific structure. Sappy, icing on cake texture. Terrific freshness and amplitude on the palate. Concentrated with tiny berry fruit intensity and wonderful energy and freshness. Young but not inaccessible.

May 7th, 2020
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.0

I haven’t found this house to reflect what I love about Volnay. This is the best example I’ve had however. Lots of purity and grip here.

I haven’t found this house to reflect what I love about Volnay. This is the best example I’ve had however. Lots of purity and grip here.

Apr 17th, 2020
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.2

Super charming. Complex with some lovely development

Super charming. Complex with some lovely development

Nov 29th, 2018
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Stoney, quiet nose upon opening. Very mineral and only hinting at what it has to reveal. After some coaxing some black cherry emanates and fresh berry crunchy darker perfectly tiny ripe fruits in the nose that is so '12. Don't know if that made sense. You can smell the sense of volume. Palate is layered and rich. Nice high acidity and amazing levels of sweet and dark cherry fruit. Embryonic in its development as this bottle surely is for science, but what promise. What balance, poise, depth and purity. Has 20 years ahead of it.

Stoney, quiet nose upon opening. Very mineral and only hinting at what it has to reveal. After some coaxing some black cherry emanates and fresh berry crunchy darker perfectly tiny ripe fruits in the nose that is so '12. Don't know if that made sense. You can smell the sense of volume. Palate is layered and rich. Nice high acidity and amazing levels of sweet and dark cherry fruit. Embryonic in its development as this bottle surely is for science, but what promise. What balance, poise, depth and purity. Has 20 years ahead of it.

Jun 1st, 2016
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Big expansive nose. Terrific. Macerated cherries. Griottes. Terrific. Long. Chewiness. Stony.

Big expansive nose. Terrific. Macerated cherries. Griottes. Terrific. Long. Chewiness. Stony.

Feb 27th, 2015
Michael Francisco

Really great start but slams shut needs time

Really great start but slams shut needs time

Dec 12th, 2016
Ron Siegel

Ron had this 4 years ago

Ron had this 4 years ago

Dec 4th, 2016