2012 Maison Ilan Volnay 1er Cru Les Robardelles

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Beaune
  • Volnay 1er Cru

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  • missionpk Likes this wine:

    February 12, 2016 - Hallelujah! My 4th 2011/2012 Maison Ilan and finally one that (a) seems to be good and (b) sort of explains the others.

    The initial nose is very off-putting and exactly what I've smelled in the other MI wines. Others have said reduction, but I don't know enough to say if that is what I'm smelling. Tasting, there was initially some good tannins, but the acidity seemed weak. After some air (only about 10min), this turned really quite good. The initial unpleasant nose disappeared completely, the fruit showed up and is very nice, and there is even some good acidity.

    This actually seems like what I basically expected from early MI wines. A bit difficult, but ultimately showing good potential. This wine seems to be better young than a lot of the other MI wines, but it does give me hope on the others.

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