Medium red. As opposed to one other bottle that I found a bit heavy for Volnay, this was delectably light and airy, just perfect weight for this commune. Fresh, vivid strawberry and later some blueberry fruit with cinnamon spices and a finishing touch of menthol which intertwines with the fruit. Beautifully ripe but not sweet with sound acidity remaining and without any artifice. We were thrilled with how well this bottle showed tonight-I imagine this is essentially at its peak.
Another Saturday at Knightsbridge - mostly blind (Northbrook, IL): Tasted double blind. Popped and poured. At first difficult to assess due to considerable amount of sulfur. Ripe red and black cherry with good amount of power to start. This power and ripeness fooled me into not seeing the wine's underlying Volnay character, which became more apparent 30-60 minutes later.
Medium ruby with some resolution. Rather ripe, even somewhat chocolatey nose. Full bodied in Volnay terms, but no trace of wood and a nice mix of red and black fruit and some earthiness. A touch of green as well. It does not have the focus of the Angerville wines to pick one example. Bigger and richer than prototypical Volnay but very good nonetheless. I'd imagine that this is at or close to its peak (atypical for the vintage) but is in no danger of imminent decline.
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