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 Vintage2008 Label 1 of 3 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2009 vintage.)
ProducerDomaine Dublère (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
SubRegionCôte de Beaune
AppellationVolnay 1er Cru

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2023 (based on 3 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Dublere Volnay Taillepieds on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.4 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 32 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by minndavid60 on 1/2/2015 & rated 90 points: Cool, elegant and restrained. Somewhat retiscent nose of spice, later picking up soil tones and crushed rock. Round, elegant palate with tongue-gripping acidity and red fruits-think raspberry and rhubarb. The next night, smoother and fuller while still very fresh. A point or two of upside potential, IMHO. (915 views)
 Tasted by RichardP on 12/25/2014 & rated 88 points: Sweet red fruit and a bit of spice set off by moderate to good acidity. Very good, but not really memorable. (863 views)
 Tasted by LBBURGJUNKIE on 3/4/2014 & rated 90 points: Very pretty wine, showing nice clean red and black fruits, nice acidity (without being overly so) and nice mineral characteristics. Surprisingly, drinking quite well without seeming to be pre-mature. This wine is still on the upswing but will be hard to keep my hands off. (1636 views)
 Tasted by rjoyer on 10/9/2013: Followed this one over 2 nights. Poured out a very pale hue in the glass, but the color did gain in intensity after a couple of hours. This bottle took about 1.5-2 hours to get going, and once it did it was a tasty, textbook Volnay. Elegant, strawberry fruited and lacy. Went great with a roast chicken dinner. (1894 views)
 Tasted by qryan on 5/12/2013 & rated 90 points: Remains, light, fresh, drinkable, and just deep and complex enough to scratch the Burgundy premier cru itch. Well worth the very reasonable tariff. (2217 views)
 Tasted by zscheiner on 2/17/2013: This is tight and not particularly charming at this stage. The nose is rocky and spicy (perhaps a tad reduced) with a wisp of smoke. It conveys a sense of rocky earth in the mouth along with some tart raspberry fruit and cherry skin. It is light- to middleweight with prominent acidity and moderate tannins. I'm interested to see where this goes in 5-10 years. (2352 views)
 Tasted by Frank Murray III on 2/10/2013: Opened a couple nights ago, left in the bottle as I drained it down but it was not decanted. I enjoyed this, the gentle flavors and the nice tart edges. it's not going to be deemed as all that complex but the cherry fruit forms a good core, along with a bit of strawberry, and even some plum skin. A little earthy note in the finish, along with a good kick of tartness. I really enjoy acid in my wines and I like the sour cherry aspect of the finish, it gives it good life. Pretty good balance here too, and with the acid, this wine seems suited to age longer, so I'll hold my last bottle for another 3 years. Paid $40 for this, very nice deal for 1er burg. (2527 views)
 Tasted by chablis28 on 1/9/2013 & rated 89 points: Pretty much agree with Burgundy Al's notes except our btl had some pretty mouthpuckering acidity at this point. Otherwise this producer is totally in my terroir driven wheelhouse and a terrific value. Id' buy this wine but not drink it again for another 5yrs. (2092 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 12/15/2012 & rated 89 points: Another Saturday at Knightsbridge - mostly blind (Northbrook, IL): Tasted double blind. Red fruit and spice on nose. Fresh and moderately lean red cherry flavors, very friendly and accessible with good background spice and fresh herbs. Both forward and elegant. Drinking well now. (1621 views)
 Tasted by LBBURGJUNKIE on 12/15/2012 & rated 90 points: Nice soft Volnay character with lovely red cherry fruit balance with nice mineral component and fine tannins. High acid gave a bit of a lean note to the wine with the young Pinot baby fat starting to fade away. Very lovely and will enjoy coming back to this wine in a year or two. (1625 views)
 Tasted by qryan on 11/28/2012 & rated 90 points: Lighter styled Volnay and very well put together. Fresh red fruits and perky acidity make this a very drinkable wine, while it has just enough concentration, depth, and crunchy red fruits to keep it interesting. This is more of a village wine than a serious Taillepieds, but it's still a bargain at $40. Lovely and versatile little wine. (1350 views)
 Tasted by Vintjener on 8/23/2012 & rated 86 points: The taillepieds from Dublere was not performing great. It seems to be a little closed down. However what is there is still very good. Once the fruit returns this will be a pleasure. i love The style from Blair Pethel, and this does not stray from that. Keep. (1536 views)
 Tasted by Brian Kennedy on 5/6/2012 & rated 92 points: super elegant red fruits. light red in glass, mineral, big acid. cool fruit. excellent - wish i could find more for what i paid for this (1778 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 3/21/2012: Similar to previous bottles, but while this is a good Volnay, it underperforms for a Taillepieds. A good price, though. (1715 views)
 Tasted by VHJV on 3/17/2012 & rated 89 points: Drank over 4 days. A sweetish nose that is at first a bit closed. In the mouth quite light, but with a nice mouthfeel. Muted aromatics. Opens up on day 3 and becomes much better. I really like the structure and mouthfeel of this wine, but the flavor profile seems a bit too new worldy or warm red fruited kind to my taste. Too bad, because I really wanted to love this wine given its cost and many recommendations. Excellent, but not outstanding for me. (1878 views)
 Tasted by Jeremy Holmes on 2/25/2012: Light and lacy, fresh and fragrant, if you want raw power and extract look elsewhere. It has pronounced cherry and mineral aromas and flavours, has a nice sweet heart and finishes with a touch of astringency along with some tart berry crunchiness. (1798 views)
 Tasted by jflegler on 2/23/2012: still enjoyable but seems to be shutting down, not as expressive on nose...did not pick up the over ripeness of the last bottle (1939 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 1/7/2012: Lovely light ruby color. Nose not giving up much initially, but the palate is so very nice. Very pure and pretty red fruit, good acidity, elegant, weightless. (1942 views)
 Tasted by Tandersen on 10/13/2011 & rated 85 points: Very nice deep fruit. More black currant than expected, tarragon. Very nice balance, though af course still with the acidity to last another 7-8 years (2249 views)
 Tasted by OCgasman on 8/21/2011: Opened at my locker for a small get together celebrating Dietz's retirement. No formal notes, just a chill afternoon drinking with friends. Drank alongside a couple of Cali pinots. Immediately apparent this was a Burg vs a domestic pinot. Lighter in color, more floral and definitely less heat. I think one of the domestic pinots was off as even the owner said it tasted different than he remembered. Anyway, I love me some Volnay, and this was pretty tight on opening, but lithe compared to the domestics. I do love a fair amount of domestic pinots but there's definitely a palate shift going on with me towards Burgundy. This should get better with some bottle age. Great qpr. (2312 views)
 Tasted by RickG on 7/11/2011: 2008 Red Burgs: Spicy, floral (azalea, rhodyedendron) nose Cinnamon, red candy, again spcie notes. Medium weight, very transparent palate. Slight stemmy note on palate. Palate got simpler with air, nose remained lovely. (3083 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 6/16/2011: Reduced on first opening but cleared up after a few hours. A wee touch of oak but not intrusive. Shows typicity but lacks detail on the palate and shows as a bit thin. Doesn't have Taillepieds power though it has a little bit of the iron finish. Overall decent, but worth about what it cost ($40) and not more. Not one to seek more of in my book. (2316 views)
 Tasted by jflegler on 6/11/2011 & rated 91 points: again what a stellar Volnay 1er for $40 paid...tad riper than I recall in previous bottle but does not overwhelm the Volnay signature minerality...just maybe not as transparent as I recall (2433 views)
 Tasted by jflegler on 5/11/2011 & rated 93 points: pure, transparent Volnay...maybe the best QPR in the $40 range I've ever had from Burgundy...great wine (2505 views)
 Tasted by TomTom on 4/6/2011: I had never had a wine from this producer before, but tried it based on the recommendation of Envoyer. A beautiful wine with nice fruit and a long, spicy finish. For the price, I was not expecting the complexity and elegance of this wine. Now I'm bitter I only bought three of these. Volnay continues to offer the best values for me in red Burgundy and I'm hoping I just found another producer in this commune. (2698 views)
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Professional 'Channels'
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, October 2010, Issue #40
(Domaine Dublère Volnay "Taillepieds" 1er 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Julia Harding, MW
JancisRobinson.com (1/11/2010)
(Dom Dublère, Taillepieds Premier Cru Volnay Red) Subscribe to see review text.
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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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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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