2012 Maison Ilan Volnay 1er Cru Les Robardelles

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Beaune
  • Volnay 1er Cru
Drink between 2017 - 2029 (Edit)
CT91 9 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • DAN BAILEY wrote:

    January 5, 2019 - Drunk over 2 nights. Quite dark coloured and dark fruited for a volnay on the first night. Quite similar to the mazoyeres in many ways. Different beast on the 2nd night, particularly the warmer 1st glass. Explosive nose of sweet perfumed red fruits that really followed through on the palate. Quite impressive. Cooler second glass was more like the first night’s showing. I’d say this could very much be enjoyed now with some air or held for a while.

  • Mtpisgah wrote:

    September 2, 2018 - Opened and decanted for three hours, served with a duck rice dish. The wine was better than i had expected but still not worth what I paid. I do not think this will age long term, but will still be good in five years.

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  • cookie7 wrote:

    May 16, 2017 - Pop and pour. A bit light and pedestrian at first but with 15 minutes in the glass it opened up nicely. Red fruit dominated. Given the controversy (well deserved) surrounding the producer I wonder if any of these wines will ever be judged impartially. For me this was a pleasant wine, though nothing exceptional and probably not a great deal at winery direct pricing, however, given how these wines are being discounted it is worth a try for those who are curious about the producer.

  • thesternowl Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 28, 2017 - Popped and poured. No formal notes but it was delightful with mussels.

  • S1 Does not like this wine:

    October 29, 2016 - I slow-oxed the bottle for 4 hours and took this to our blind tasting group, and then tried to keep an open mind. In the positive column, most tasters enjoyed the wine although most did not identify it as Burgundy, certainly not Volnay. One member (who sat for M.W.) called 2010 Gevrey or Nuits. Several other tasters suggested a rustic satellite Burgundy. In the negative column, I did not like the wine at all. For my palate it simply did not speak of Volnay. The oak is out of balance and there is a 'cleaning out the fireplace' reductive aroma. Some tasters felt that aroma would integrate with time; I believe the relatively tart fruit will fade instead. This wine is not severely flawed, it is even occasionally pleasant, but is a very poor QPR, and will not appeal to most Burgundy aficionados.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • 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 23 (9%)
  • In Cellars 160 (64%)
  • Consumed 66 (27%)

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