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Community Tasting Notes (23) Avg Score: 89.1 points

  • Not much has changed in the past 2 years. This wine looks young and intense, and is promising on the nose, but the taste fails to deliver. It's astringent and totally lacking in fruit. Either I've disturbed it in a very deep slumber, or it's still-born and will never awaken. Patience may yet be rewarded, but I don't think so.

    A small rant here: The consensus seems to be that this is an 89 point wine, which means it fails between very good and excellent. In this case, that's just silly. If we give every wine 90+ points we're simply wasting signal and increasing noise. I realize the "rating assistant" only goes from 50-100 (I guess even vinegar is a "50 point wine"), but if you've never given less than 80 points you may want to consider whether you've been a bit liberal in your praise.

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  • This was better and more open than a previous bottle though still quite young. Stone, earth and dark cherry fruit. Very well structured - should get better with more time.

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  • Similar as bottle opened in 2011. Possibly a bit more stinky on opening, the GMT. Structurally nothing like the impressive Taillepieds I had last night which had real breadth and power. The structure is detailed with good tannins, though quite thin from start to finish from a fruit perspective. I actually am finding it easy to drink, and it is improving in the glass (after one hour). Also like it for being bone dry, and I think it would match well with wild venison - a Anthony Hanson wine perhaps.

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  • Very distinct menthol aromatics. Still pretty tight and young. Hard to fully judge at this stage - seems like it will take a lot of time to really open up.

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  • La Paulée de San Francisco - The Verticals (The Fairmont - San Francisco CA): Tasting, brief note. Big fruit on nose and palate with slightly riper character than normal for this vineyard. Firm and structured at present. Very good potential, just not as exciting as I recall from when last tried shortly after release.

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 2009, IWC Issue #143, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay Clos des Ducs) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 2008, IWC Issue #137, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay Clos des Ducs) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/14/2014, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 94 points

    (Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs) Medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; aromatic, roses, tart cherry, cranberry nose; tasty, rich, poised, tart raspberry, tart cherry, talc, mineral palate; could use 4-5 years; medium-plus finish

Burgundy-Report

  • By Bill Nanson
    12/1/2008, (See more on Burgundy-Report...)

    (Angerville Marquis d' Volnay Clos des Ducs) Like all these wines, just 20% new oak is used during elevage. A wider and finer nose that is edged with some caramel depth. In the mouth this is a little more austere and mouth-filling. Fine acidity and concentration. A super dark length penetrates the tongue. Eventually a haunting red note on the nose - class, expensive, but class!

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