2014 - Volnay 1er Cru Clos du Chateaux des Ducs Michel Lafarge
09B4VCDL6PK _ 2014 - Volnay 1er Cru Clos du Chateaux des Ducs Michel Lafarge - 6x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Michel Lafarge
Region
Volnay
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2019 - 2028
Case size
6x75cl
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2014 VOLNAY 1ER CRU CLOS DU CHATEAUX DES DUCS MICHEL LAFARGE - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Michel Lafarge
Region
Volnay
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2019 - 2028
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £916.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • NM

    Neal Martin, October 2017,
    Score: 88+

    Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, Michel Lafarge's 2014 Volnay 1er Cru Clos du Château des Ducs has a disjointed bouquet that seems to miss the fruit intensity of its peers within this flight. This is broody, rather mean and leaves you wanting more. The palate is medium-bodied with stringy tannin, quite Pommard-like in style due to the structure and some austerity that comes through on the finish. A bit feral maybe, though I appreciate the uncompromising nature of this wine, and maybe it will meliorate in bottle. Given the pedigree of the producer, it would not surprise me to see this improve and lift toward my original banded score from barrel. 88+/100. Date 2019-2028.

Producer

Domaine Michel Lafarge

In Burgundy, in each vintage and each vineyard there are usually both good and underwhelming wines, but if one had to name a grower whose every wine is consistently excellent, it would be Michel Lafarge, the former mayor of Volnay. This family domaine in the heart of the village of Volnay, was created at the beginning of the 19th century. Since then, the property has grown to 12 hectares. Along with Michel's son, Frederic, who, since 1997 has introduced some biodynamic methods, theytook the whole domaine biodynamic in 2000.

Region

Volnay

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.