2016 D'angerville Volnay Champans 1er CruPinot Noir from France
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- 92-95 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
- 91-93 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
92-95 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
"(the entire bottom of this vineyard was fried by frost, according to régisseur François Duvivier): Bright, dark red-ruby. Medicinal blueberry and licorice aromas are lifted by a minty high note; less showy and more restrained on the nose than the Taillepieds and Caillerets today. Then wonderfully dense, primary and pure on the palate, but more vertical and less opulent than the Taillepieds and Caillerets. Strong mineral energy accentuates the impression of vibrancy. A bit less open to inspection today owing to its firm tannic spine."
91-93 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2016 Volnay 1er Cru Les Champans has a much more introspective bouquet, broody at first and only reluctantly opening. There is plenty of black fruit here, but it is tightly coiled. The palate is more open and cannot disguise the plush blackberry and raspberry fruit. Perhaps compared to the Taillepieds it has less tension and nervosité? Conversely, while the nose is bashful, you end up appreciating the generosity on the finish but I wonder whether the Taillepieds will ultimately bestow the most intellect and terroir expression?"
92-95 - Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
91-93 - Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom|
|Nose||barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato|