1976 Robert Ampeau & Fils Volnay 1er Cru Santenots

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Beaune
  • Volnay 1er Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 49

  • Claret & CdP Gang Likes this wine: 91 points

    May 20, 2019 - Ex-domaine, light red, good mature nose of soil and light cherries, in the mouth still some life left but best to drink up, drank with the 96 which I preferred

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • thomaskeil Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 17, 2019 - While fine on opening, this took several hours to open up. Given age, I was reluctant to decant. Translucent brick red. At 3 hours, cherry and raspberry fruit with dried leaves and musky spice on nose. Medium weight, persistent bright fruit on palate with soft tannins and balancing acidity. Complexity of texture with light/bright expression over creamy/rich. Pleasurable alone and with petrale sole over pea/spring onion risotto. This wine is at a nice plateau.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Cantenac Brown Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 7, 2019 - Clear ruby and garnet notes. Quite a musty nose that gets better with air. With time, the nose develops and becomes floral. The wine is in a good place and I believe it will last longer, as it doesn't seem tired.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Vini Ciclismo Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 24, 2018 - Beautiful colour, cherry red-black with the barest hint of brick.
    Sweetly fragrant, red berries, violets, and a nice hint of earth. Smooth, even, pure, nothing screams 42yrs old.
    Super smooth throughout, excellent middle weight and finishing with very fine tannins and reasonable acidity. The fruit has come to dominate, the typically big tannins have faded to perfection. This is a well preserved example, late release I’d assume, very youthful flavours albeit softer tannins and the earthy complexity that suggests aged burgundy. Delicious!

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Barry Rothof wrote: 94 points

    October 21, 2018 - Robert Ampeau et Fils Tasting (@ Rotterdam, Netherlands): Exciting and expressive purple fruit aromas. On the palate this wine displays prominent youth and energy , harmonious balanced with juicy tannins, bright fruit and earthiness. No need to rush, Wow!

    5 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2012, Issue #40, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report

    (Volnay “Santenots”- Domaine Robert Ampeau) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Allen Meadows
    11/17/2003 (link)

    (Domaine Robert Ampeau Volnay Santenots 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Allen Meadows

    (Domaine Robert Ampeau Volnay "Santenots" 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1976
  • Type Red
  • Producer Robert Ampeau & Fils
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Santenots
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Côte de Beaune
  • Appellation Volnay 1er Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 26 (6%)
  • In Cellars 169 (42%)
  • Consumed 207 (51%)

Food Pairing

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Smoked, turkey

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