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Wines from Volnay

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Louis Jadot 2009 Clos de la Barre Premier Cru Pinot Noir (Volnay)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $68
The walled Clos de la Barre is a Jadot monopoly. This 2009 has great depth of flavor, hinting at the Volnay richness while remaining structured. That makes it a concentrated wine, red and black fruits mingling with wood and intense acidity. For long-term aging over six years and more.  — R.V.  (5/1/2012)
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Domaine Michel Lafarge 2006 Clos des Chênes Premier Cru Pinot Noir (Volnay)

  • Best Buy
Tannic and structured, chunky in style and texture. There are smoky flavors, acidity, berry fruits and black cherries as well as richness. There is a certain severity here, the wine passing through a firm stage before developing further complexity. Age for another six years.  — R.V.  (12/31/2010)
94
points

Domaine Nicolas Rossignol 2011 Caillerets Premier Cru Pinot Noir (Volnay)

  • Best Buy
This is a concentrated, dark and very closed wine. It has a tight, nervy character that allows you to feel the fruit and the texture that comes from the limestone soil. This impressive, ageworthy wine needs aging over six years and more.  — R.V.  (8/1/2013)
94
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Domaine Nicolas Rossignol 2011 Roncerets Premier Cru Pinot Noir (Volnay)

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Tight blackberry and blueberry flavors give this wine a stalky, fruity character at the start. It’s still very young, very textured, mineral and chewy. Underneath there is a more juicy fruit with a touch of herbal acidity at the end.  — R.V.  (8/1/2013)
94
points

Domaine Nicolas Rossignol 2011 Santenots Premier Cru Pinot Noir (Volnay)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $62
This wine has a gamy character with spicy tannins. It is rich and succulent with black fruits, but has an earthy texture and is solid and powerful. It brings out both the terroir and the potential richness of a Volnay. For aging over seven years.  — R.V.  (8/1/2013)
94
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Domaine Jacques Prieur 2009 Clos de Santenots Pinot Noir (Volnay)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $149
This monopole (single owner vineyard) has produced a wine of great depth and concentration, packed with black fruits, berries and a smoky wood character. It’s an impressive wine, very rich and with sufficient layered acidity. Very ageworthy.  — R.V.  (9/1/2011)
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Domaine des Comtes Lafon 2008 Clos des Chênes Premier Cru Pinot Noir (Volnay)

  • Best Buy
Already a beautifully balanced wine, with firm tannin, ripe cherry fruits and a fine, elegant structure. A plush feel is just beginning to develop, showing through the tight, closed youthful texture.  — R.V.  (12/31/2010)
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Domaine Michel Lafarge 2007 Clos des Chênes Premier Cru Pinot Noir (Volnay)

  • Best Buy
A delectable, perfumed wine, with sweet and intense fruit flavors and a soft, velvet character. Soft Pinot Noir, full of black fruits, plums and red cherries. Needs medium-term aging, perhaps four years.  — R.V.  (12/31/2010)
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