Very attractive mature colour. Gorgeous, mature nose with mushrooms, decaying flesh and an abundance of sous bois. Everything you want and expect. Very classy palate. Beautifully mature, classic flavour. Great balance and finesse. Really lovely stuff.
High fill perfect cork excellent condition. On first tasting appeared tight and perhaps a little light but with air opened and deepened. As time passed became complex and expressive with growing length. Seemed even after 15 years young with time in hand. As a follower of Volnay I have probably been a bit generous but it is a great Burgundy. If properly stored to 2020+.
This bottling always seems to fly under the radar at Jadot, but the vineyard is very well placed, right next to Bousse d'Or. This is a very rich wine, a reminder of just how powerful this vintage was in Volnay, and far from its prime drinking zone although not especially closed up, either. There is still a ton of structure here but it is very refined. The fruit is just as strong at least on the first day, but in the leftovers some of that primary richness has mellowed out and revealed a little more earthiness underneath.
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(Jadot Louis Volnay Clos de la Barre) Medium red, still with a cherry caste to the rim. A wild and wide nose that has black edged cherry, sweet compote and a little coffee in the background - really interesting. The palate is still a little linear, though transparent and with good acidity. The length is also quite good. Time in the glass brings this to an ever-improving level, filling out the palate more and more. Leaves a good impression.
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