Volnay Vieilles Vignes

2013
France
Burgundy

70+ year-old vines from just below Carelles Sous la Chappelle (next to Champans). Chalky clay soil. Aged for 20 months in barrel, 30% new.

86-89 points
"Here the more expressive nose is a bit more complex with its densely fruited aromas of black pinot fruit and soft earth nuances. There is a relatively refined mouth feel to the medium weight flavors that possess solid mid-palate density before concluding in a mildly austere and slightly drying finish. There was a lot of gas present that rendered the ripeness of the tannins difficult to assess so it's possible that I have been overly severe."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
, Issue 58 April 2015

SKU/Code: 
DB7332-13
Product Line: 
Red