2011 Maison Ilan Volnay 1er Cru Les Robardelles

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Beaune
  • Volnay 1er Cru
Drink between 2016 - 2026 (Edit)
CT87.5 41 reviews
Label borrowed from 2013
Label borrowed from 2018

Community Tasting Notes 37

  • DougLee wrote:

    November 25, 2021 - not bad! Good with Thanksgiving turkey.

  • jrobs7777 wrote:

    October 11, 2021 - Very floral enjoyable nose. Palate simple and already a good amount of bricking. Like others, I'm not sure where this goes from here. It may just sit in this same spot for a decent number of years. But the drinking window is open.

  • benhalton wrote:

    December 17, 2020 - Reductive on first pour, decanted and given the Fourrier shake. Bright ruby colour, very fresh, sapid. Youthful, vibrant, quite fleshy cherry fruit with a hint of rosewater. Not a lot of complexity here (yet) but extremely enjoyable. Not what I'd expect from Ilan (which I've generally found to be early developers) or the 11 vintage. So different from the 11 Mont Luisants. Hard to know whether to drink now on the fruit or hold for the development that feels likely to come. but this is a pleasure now. ****

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  • SimonG wrote: 91 points

    December 16, 2020 - My first look at the Ilan Robardelles and it not what I expected. Rather than the floaty, ethereal style I’ve come to expect from, for instance, the ‘10 Luissants, this is considerably fuller. Gorgeous colour, and equally gorgeous Jamet-esque nose of bacon fat, initially slightly synthetic frazzles, but then settling to the real deal. Quite a rich and full attack too, continuing the theme, decent breadth and length with a good line and freshness. Long too. It’s not ‘typical’ Volnay, but it’s very nice indeed. Holds well overnight with the bacon reduction lightening and a bright but dense red fruited Volnay character coming through. Lovely weight too. ****

  • fingers Likes this wine: 91 points

    March 12, 2020 - Notes at the pop: light cherry red color, clear and sound. Cork in perfect shape. Reduction and brambles in the bouquet with strong smoky (almost burnt) oak and peppered jerky facets also grabbing attention. Plenty of intense and coiled fruit on the palate that I think will only start to reveal its true potential in a few years. But let’s see what happens in a few hours tonight and I’ll report back.
    Three hours later: it has really settled down on the nose and blended together nicely on the palate. Acidity seems to be in perfect line and there’s even a little tannin to grip your gizzards. Still dark and toasty, it promotes the “sexiness” of Volnay that I’ve always heard about, though I have no authority on the subject. The fact is that I like it, in large part due to the unique (perhaps offensive to some) profile, especially compared to the vast majority of PN in the rest of the world.
    My recommendation is to hold for another year or more.
    5+12+16+8= 91

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Maison Ilan
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Les Robardelles
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Côte de Beaune
  • Appellation Volnay 1er Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 27 (7%)
  • In Cellars 184 (50%)
  • Consumed 159 (43%)

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