PnP. This wine was more reflective of the vintage rather than its terroir (which is a reason to sometimes prefer the "off vintages" in burgundy). Frankly I could not detect any trace of the elegance and finesse which Volnay is renown for (even though I note that Caillerets is sometimes known to be on the more structured side). This wine was a bit of a bruiser and the oak influence seemed heavy handed. On the plus side, the wine had a mouth-filling intensity and featured a long finish. Not quite the style I enjoy but perhaps (alot of) time will see this come together eventually. Side note: We drank half the bottle on Friday and the other half on Sunday. The fact that the wine hadn't budged in 3 days is probably indicative of its ageing lifespan.
A bit chunky, perhaps from the oak. I guessed 2005 from the structure and size. A big Volnay and I could've have guessed a Pommard. I would have guessed this was from a traditional, old school producer.
Coming after the Giroud, this definitely felt less attractive & vibrant. A very well-made wine nonetheless. Very dark-colored. Nose had slight rose/violets. On the palate, this had ripe & sweet fruits with good spine/structure too. Will be interesting to see how this develops and whether it'll gain more of the "Volnay-characteristics"...
A hot year wine and so not a set-up for my favorite sort of Volnay. There's quality here - potent nose without any heaviness. Lingonberry, cranberry, cassis, grapefruit packed in together with a dose of new oak and flowers. Bracing acidity (in a good sense). But for Caillerets, a let down. Where's the minerality?
The quality is there, but the terroir a bit obscured. I'm not sure if it's the style or simply the vintage. The score here is for the quality, I suppose, rather than my pure enjoyment.
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