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Neal Martin, December 2015,
The 2014 Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds has a more reserved, introspective bouquet compared to the Caillerets: blackberry and briary scents, cold limestone emerging from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannin and very well judged acidity. This just seems very natural, very refined, but what marks it out is the weight and persistence on the finish. This is a wine that lingers in your mouth. Give it 4-6 years in bottle and you will have a very serious Volnay. Drink 2018-2035
Jancis Robinson, November 2015,
They have an east-facing high parcel of this vineyard. Low to mid 20s hl/ha yields. A portion is being replanted. Heady and richer than most. Jewelly-scented. This one kicks up its legs and dances. They think of it as more masculine than the others. Quite chewy and tannic. Definitely dense. Drink 2025-2035
Sarah Marsh, December 2015,
This cracks down on the nose. But then there is dark and sweet fruit on the attack - ripe wild berries. The body is straight and vigourous. It is channelled and dense with an austerity to the core, as you might expect, but this is enveloped in such succulence of fruit. On the finish the cold slate minerals entwine with sweet fruit - the finish is long combines cold and warmth… Drink from 2019
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.