WNH NY, 2021.
A gift from big @Joe Lucca. Like me, he loves great burgs, and this didn’t suck either. Lighter in presentation, visually and on the palate. French oak has a very distinctive signature, along with hint of sour cherries. Palate shows pomegranate along with a hint of sour cherries. So well structured, with bright acidity keeping everything together. No rush to consume this. Lots of runway ahead of it. — 17 days ago
The big boys get it right sometimes! This Louis Jadot gem was the elegant, bright spot of the night. — 13 days ago
Proper Rhone nicely mature now unlike the monolithic 1990 recently enjoyed. — 2 months ago
This is as good a Volnay as I’ve had in 2019 and is easily the best Volnay William has made. Haunting, deeply penetrative nose of minerals, pulverized rock dust, black and dark red cherries that are so elegant and so refined you’d think you’re drinking d’Angerville. Amazing scent of the best bubblegum ever but so subtle and refined. Confectionery but showing ultimate restraint. Beautiful. A work of aromatic art. Wow is that palate just an elegant masterpiece of balance and drop dead purity. This is so close to Brisset it’s not funny. Wow is this a divine bottle of Volnay. It’s so fine, so delicate and so refined. This is liquid silk. Cherries galore but the restraint here for how awesome and perfect this is is what keeps one coming back. An absolute masterpiece. No sure why this is not a 9.7. — 23 days ago
Very nice. (From Wade) Smooth finish; crisp. Goes nice with roast chicken dinner but also nice on its own. — 25 days ago
Smooth, black cherry. There is some bitterness but I liked it. Bought at Mitsukoshi for ¥5,000. — 24 days ago