Lovely nose of anise and earth tinged cherries, feminine for an '03, excellent ripeness in the nose. Palate light version of the nose, with some tannins and acid remaining, but too light for a higher mark. Cork in perfect condition, so I'm guessing this will open with some time in the decanter.
This is drink great right now. It has softened noticeably since the last time I tasted it. Secondary flavors have started to come it. It has a wonderful Burgundy earthiness to it. And it still has very nice fruit. Not surprising for a 2003, this is not classic Volnay, but it is certainly delicious. For me this wine is at peak. I plan to drink up the rest of mine over the next year.
Decrepit cork proved awfully difficult to remove. Wine unaffected.
Lovely nose of ripe red cherries, raspberries and hints of earth/ dry leaves. The palate mirrored the nose supported by an elegant tannic structure and (almost) medium acidity. Would have traded some of the ripeness for a tad more complexity. Enjoyable nonetheless. (15/20)
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