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2011 Marquis d'Angerville Volnay Clos des Ducs

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March 29, 2020 - $135

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RATINGS

93+ Vinous / IWC

Here the style is lifted, aromatic and understated, with veins of crystalline minerality that give the wine its sense of energy and focus.

93Stephen Tanzer

Taut and juicy in the mouth, with a tightly coiled spring of pungent minerality energizing the youthful flavors of ripe cherry, redcurrant, smoke and spices.

91The Wine Advocate

The palate is crisp and a little leafy on the entry, something just slightly autumnal about it. The tannins are firm and just a touch austere, but they are neatly embroidered into the black fruit profile.

91Burghound.com

There is a distinctly textured mouth feel to the restrained and beautifully well-detailed & intensely mineral-driven flavors that possess a highly refreshing mouth feel, all wrapped in a youthfully austere, restrained and delicious finish.

18Jancis Robinson

Monopole. Liquorice scent with great polish and fine, sandy tannins. Fresh, long and glorious. Its signature is real freshness and finesse. Thoroughly complete and appetising.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Volnay, Clos Des Ducs

Volnay is a small appellation with just 904 vineyard acres and a town of fewer than 500 residents. Nevertheless, to Burgundy enthusiasts, it's a jewel. Clive Coates calls Volnay “one of the most delightful wines and one of the most rewarding communes in the Côte d’Or.” Robert M. Parker Jr. described Volnay as “the queen of the Côte de Beaune.” Volnay has always been appealing. In the 13th and 14th centuries the powerful Dukes of Burgundy acquired land there and built chateaux. The medieval town sits on the hillside above the vineyards and the appellation is restricted to red wines made of Pinot Noir. Though there are no Grands Crus, there are 35 Premiers Crus. Some reviewers say the lighter soil of Volnay, compared with Pommard to the north, makes Volnay wines more delicate and elegant than wines from neighboring appellations. Robert M. Parker Jr. wrote that Volnay has a “high-quality level of winemaking…The top Volnays possess an immense, seductive fruitiness and lushness…”

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.