- Domaine Marquis d'Angerville
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Burghound, April 2007,
Comment: "dont miss!"The magnificently pure and airy essence of red pinot fruit is reserved and cool with its classy, sweet and vibrant flavors that are also linear and filled with an underlying tension, culminating in a fine, long and utterly harmonious finish that seems to go on and on. This is truly Zen-like in its harmony of expression. The '05 Ducster is destined to take its place alongside the greatest vintages of the past and while the words "best ever" are presumptuous in a wine with such a distinguished history, the mere fact that it has the potential to be among the very best is praise enough.
Domaine Marquis d'Angerville
Arriving at the family Château in Volnay and standing in the famed Clos des Ducs overlooking the village and its other 1er crus below always gives me a huge thrill. This is everything that Burgundy is all about; history dating back to 1507, and back to 1804 for the Angerville family and their ancestors, great breeding in some of the finest vineyards in the Cote d'Or and finally anability to make Pinot Noir at its very purist and best.
A red wine appellation only, wines from Volnay might be considered the most revered of southern Burgundy. They have been celebrated since the 18th century for their delicacy. But they are not fruit forward like those of Beaune or Chorey Lès Beaune nor have the brooding structure of Pommard.Instead, they have superb linearity, focus and poise while sheathed in velvety tannin. This slightly reticent personality comes out even more with a bit of age, though some can be approached very young. There are no grand cru vineyards in Volnay, but there are some excellent premier cru examples including Volnay Les Champans and Volnay Les Caillerets. Chardonnay grown in the shared Santenots vineyard must be labelled as Meursault.