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.
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.
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.
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.
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...