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 Vintage1999(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2003 vintage.)
ProducerNicolas Potel (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
SubRegionCôte de Beaune
AppellationVolnay 1er Cru

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2007 and 2018 (based on 3 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Potel Volnay Taillepieds on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90.8 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 9 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by drwine2001 on 9/7/2014: Light red center. Faded cherry fruit and some anise. Lighter weight but terrific mouthfilling intensity and penetration due to brisk but not obtrusive acidity. Little if any oak, one of the more precise Potel wines I can recall with its tart, lively red fruit, and a finish that is drenched in soil and minerality-very Taillepieds! Really an excellent example of Volnay and a far more positive impression than I had last year with my first bottle. (849 views)
 Tasted by Old Claret on 6/26/2014 & rated 93 points: Fresh fruit, good balance. A lovely drink! (712 views)
 Tasted by jal on 2/16/2014 & rated 93 points: Gorgeous perfumed nose of violets and cherries, on the palate, this is elegant and seamless with a lovely texture and nice acidity. One of the rare 99 Burgs that already delivers pleasure. Food pairing was not the greatest as we ordered Lebanese food on a snowy night but the wine was great before and after the food. (826 views)
 Tasted by drwine2001 on 2/8/2013: Medium red. Anise aromas. Light to medium bodied. Black fruit and creosote, not particularly prominent acidity, and somewhat more fleshy and less mineral than the very best Taillepieds. Good but unexciting. (1253 views)
 Tasted by dpolivy on 1/7/2013 & rated 90 points: DRC Tasting Group (Cafe Veloce): Tasted blind. Funky, earthy nose, but quite elegant and balanced body. (959 views)
 Tasted by drycab on 9/28/2012: A great Volnay that was supposed to be shot! Went very well with the braised veal chops at the table! (1169 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 7/12/2011 & rated 91 points: Lovely pinot nose. Lots of red fruit and still pure silky Volnay fruit with beginning secondary aromas. Drinking good now. (1357 views)
 Tasted by kenthargis on 3/24/2010 & rated 88 points: Next up on our quest to find burgudies we enjoy, but that aren't outrageously priced. This certainly was more full bodied, less feminine, less earthy than many we have had recently. That being said, I would take an '05 Patz and Hall Pisoni vineyard any day over this. (1248 views)
 Tasted by vendange on 2/1/2007 & rated 90 points: Wonderful nose of dark cherry fruit, sage, camphor, and some toast/spice. Tangy, sweet, vibrant cherry-strawberry fruit of medium density on the palate that carries deep into the finish. Still a bit constrained and tight on the close; this wine is probably 4-5 years away from top drinking. This adds up to more than the sum of its parts.

P.S. Just read ST's TN which mentioned chocolate and now that I read that, I agree... (1799 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Allen Meadows
Burghound (7/26/2001)
(Maison Nicolas Potel Volnay Taillepieds 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, 2nd Quarter, 2001, Issue #2
(Nicolas Potel Volnay Les Taillepieds 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, March/April 2001, IWC Issue #95
(Nicolas Potel Volnay Taillepieds) Subscribe to see review text.
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Nicolas Potel

Producer website

Nicolas Potel set as wine négociant in 1996 and continued through to 2009 when he left to set up his new Domaine Potel. The business is now fully run by the Cottin brothers who have financed the operation since 2002.

The following Burgundy Report article from 2009 covers more detail;http://www.burgundy-report.com/summer-2009/maison-nicolas-potel-2009-update-2007s/

Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.


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Les vins de Bourgogne (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne) (and in English)
Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
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Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne - na stejné téma od Heleny Baker

# 2013 Vintage Notes:
* "2013 is a vintage that 20 years ago would have been a disaster." - Will Lyons
* "low yields and highly variable reds, much better whites." - Bill Nanson
* "Virtually all wines were chaptalised, with a bit of sugar added before fermentation to increase the final alcohol level." - Jancis Robinson

# 2014 Vintage Notes:
"We have not had such splendid harvest weather for many years. This will ensure high quality (fragrant, classy and succulent are words already being used) across the board, up and down the hierarchy and well as consistently from south to north geographically apart from those vineyards ravaged by the hail at the end of June." - Clive Coates

Côte de Beaune

Côte de Beaune (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne)
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Volnay 1er Cru

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