EWG 10 Years On Tasting at Conrad's: Ruby red, lovely red cherry notes, juicy blackberry, subtle pinot spice, tangy but great depth and youth still. Classic Volnay, and in really good shape. did not get obvious signs of oak in here. EWG 10 years on tasting.
Golden Century post Krug-Tasting: Stalk, cherry, earth, blood and raspberry - quite expressive at the moment. Good body, with persistence and good background tannins supporting. It all sits nicely together and is drinking well.
Translucent violet/red, fragrant nose...smooth, earthy, and very elegant palate with a medium-short finish. This didn't blow me away with complexity, but its absolutely delicious. Drinking well now and should be fine for several more years.
Decanted one hour, consumed over next four. Slight bricking at the rim. Herbs, flowers, cherry on a nice nose. Palate with a lot of tart cherry, but the wine is a bit flabby. Low acid, tannin and some wood remaining. I dont think this is in a dumb stage, I think it is just not quite in balance. Very good, but a brick shy of excellent.
Very good, but somewhat disappointing given the vintage. A lot of red berry on the nose, palate of tart cherry and plum. Tannin has integrated. A bit low on acid. Finish long and clean. Light in mouth feel, but no real perfume to elevate this. Does not taste particularly of Volnay, could be CA. Has several years left, so might improve, but I am guessing it does not have a lot of upside.
Drinking well after one hour decant. Nice nose, very good palate with berry and a bit of tannin left, finish clean with fruit. No real zing, but very solid effort that drank well alone and with food. This has time left but I would be surprised if it improved significantly over where it is right now.
Dark red after hour decant. Cherries, spice, red fruit nose. Very full and elegant palate. Long finish. A bit of wood to integrate. Very strong effort that should improve for several years but is pleasant now.
Great showing for this Volnay after 1 hour of air, some thought this is a VR coz the nose is dense yet elegant, and tannin present but soft. Medium + palate and will be fantastic after a few more years.
From .375 with two hours of air. Showing an unexpected (at this stage) earthiness on the nose with spice and red fruits. The red fruits carried forward on the palate. Juicy fruits--still showing some baby fat--a little oak and good grip. Should have a long and enjoyable life ahead of it.
Drinks very well now, strong fruit on the nose and palate, some tannins, a bit of wood but not overpowering. Not a powerful wine, more a finesse wine. Probably good on the young side relative to oher 05s of similar class.
Clear ruby, slightly blue reflexions. Really delicious, focused and complex nose: nice casks, cherries, red currants and granny's strawberry jam. It has a pronounced meatiness, like red roast beef, but also tomato purée, garlic, herbs and flowers. There's a weak hint of soluble (terpentine) and then lots of sensual pinot spicyness leaning towards sous-bois. A fragrance for poets! Quite broad and tender palate with good acids, still round with baby fat. Somewhat thin on the midpalate. Has great charm and a good future!