Definitely decant...really benefited from air. First glass of the bottle was still very closed and tight...decanted the rest and 30 minutes later the wine blossomed into a pretty but still very structured Volnay. Serious stuff.
This is really pretty tonight and in a really good place. Well balanced with penetrating red fruit, earth, sous bois, perhaps some floral notes, firm minerality at its core and a long satisfying finish. While this has a softer mouthfeel, there's underlying sauvage characteristics that make this hard to call feminine. All in all, an excellent Volnay that's drinking beautifully with a couple of hours of double decanting.
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(Pousse d'Or Volnay Caillerets) Medium colour with some purple reflections. High-toned aromatics are the main theme. Well-mamanaged tannins and a dark, slightly reductive element. The fruit in the mid-palate is lovely before fading into a medium length.
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