2005 Nicolas Potel Volnay Vieilles Vignes

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Beaune
  • Volnay
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Community Tasting Notes 115

  • Will Devize wrote: 87 points

    October 7, 2019 - Tight and mute. Plenty of mouth but where are its trousers? Finish is very grabby. I seem to have managed to annoy this wine.

  • Paul D wrote: 91 points

    August 30, 2019 - 4/12, very good cork.
    Still quite youthful in appearance - medium ruby/garnet core, pale garnet rim. Nose is quite pungent, spice, some mulch as it warms - underlying pure red fruits coming through with a sense of soil. Palate is light/medium bodied, elegant with a fine tannic backbone, mainly red-toned fruit though some darker fruit notes here too, some meaty notes starting to emerge, showing good depth and length for a village wine this expands nicely into a good length finish with nice savoury acidity. Excellent, continues to improve.

  • drwine2001 wrote:

    March 29, 2019 - Mostly 2016 Volnay Flight (Dig Wines, San Francisco): An extra thrown into the tasting. Red. Some brettanomyces. Lovely, light bodied, red fruit, pomegranate, light soil, mostly resolved tannins. Delicate, fine length. The slight funk on the nose does not taint the palate. This has turned out very well.

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  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    February 8, 2019 - Minty and onto middle life some freshness on the palate.

  • jeffreylubowski Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 27, 2019 - Like all 2005, you think why did I open this too early. Much more powerful and masculine than your typical volnay, but it is old vines and 2005 so that makes sense. Lots of deep dark fruit and earth but also cinnamon and vanilla and cedar. Not too much though. A nice middle of the road volnay. Very good and will go further.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 2008, IWC Issue #137 (link)

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  • March 2007, Issue #15 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 2007, IWC Issue #131 (link)

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  • By Allen Meadows
    1st Quarter, 2007, Issue #25 (link)

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  • By Bill Nanson
    4/1/2007 (link)

    (Potel Nicolas Volnay Vieilles Vignes) Medium-plus cherry-red colour. There’s a concentrated core of red fruit on the nose, pure but linear. The palate is very serious; there’s plenty of faintly grained and slightly astringent tannin. The acidity is fine, and leads to a very good, mouth-watering length. Super villages.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Nicolas Potel
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Vieilles Vignes
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Côte de Beaune
  • Appellation Volnay
  • UPC Codes 089744752918, 3760041970836

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 42 (3%)
  • In Cellars 922 (56%)
  • Consumed 676 (41%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Steak de veau avec os BBQ et ratatouille

Who Likes This Wine

90% Like It  29 votes

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