Disappointing. I sampled this over the course of hours, and gave it plenty of opportunity to open up with air. Apart of a softening of structure over the course of those hours, there was not much improvement. There was no increasing lift to the fruit, nor any increase in fruit sweetness. The result was a consistently tart and dry palate, highlighted by tea, dryness, and some bottom notes of red fruit and forest floor. Cellaring this wine was a waste.
Not impressed. Purchased on release, and this bottle does not convince that cellaring was worth it. The fruit shows as if it has waned, rather than being in reserve, such that if you told me that it still needs time, I would tell you that it seems that its best days are in the past, and further aging will just thin it out more. Perfectly adequate, but I was expecting more.
So much more interesting than previous btls. Balanced, harmonious and classic Volnay with a silky mouthfeel. Perfect weight! This was a very smart buy and I'm really happy to have one more in the hopper. No rush but drinking very well right now. Should easily go annother 5yrs plus.
i would hold this wine longer as this bottle did not show well. none of the sweetness from the pinot fruit and a bit of tartness in the palate. hope it could show better in a few years as right now there was very little to recommend.
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