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The d'Angerville family has been making fine Burgundy since the late 1800s. Fleshy texture and lovely depth of flavour with superb ripeness and purity to the bramble and sweet cherry fruit. A good structure which will ensure a long life.
Although 'only' a village appellation, Vendanges Selectionnées comes from specific parcels of old vines that Michel and Frédéric feel merit distinction from the standard volnay cuvée. On the nose there is volume and intensity, also a fine level of ripeness. The palate too has volume and intensity with a creamy, velvet note to the fruit. The balance is perfect, with a seamless harmony between acidity, fruit and structured tannins.
Another change of style here with the feminine side of chambolle coming through. The fruit has a delicacy to it with notes of sweet cherry and creamy red berry fruit. A charming and seductive cuvée with supple tannins and great balance.
Upon tasting this wine, one gets the sense that 2004 is very much a return to a more classic Pinot character. Not only is there a wonderful vibrancy of succulent red berry fruit but one also gets the wonderful velvet feel of volnay. The palate is ripe and intense with ripe, fleshy tannins and an intense burst of mineral acidity on the finish. Textbook volnay village.
The Chaignots vineyard is close to Vosne-Romanée and consequently this has more
than a hint of vosne in its style.A charming wine, this has an impeccable balance of
intense fruit and earthiness on the palate, which combines with fragrant, slightly spicy
aromas. The gentle earthy undertone lends depth and structure and the vein of
minerality adds to the lingering finish.
Wild brambly fruit comes through on the nose, as well as a floral touch. On the palate, this is ripe and mouthfilling, with well-resolved, fine tannins and a gentle minerality. Beautifully fresh and elegant on the finish.
From a parcel of 65-year-old vines. Didier Darviot commented on the need to sort the fruit well in 2004. His efforts have paid dividends, as is evidenced in this flowing, silky Volnay, which reveals vivid, dark fruits, tremendous elegance and with a lovely sense of proportion. Very fine and hard to fault, with wave upon wave of gentle ripe fruit and fine tannins. A special Volnay.
Deep in colour with restrained aromas. There is a great sense of proportion here: structural and earthy with a real mineral quality to the fore, this wine shows very well with a fine balance struck between bold fruit, finesse and elegance. A special example - this Porrets scored very highly.
A cuvée which is assembled from eight different parcels including vines in Les Charmes and Les Enseignères. Ripe peach, with a mineral touch - in fact a lovely sense of ripeness throughout. Well balanced with an ample, mouthfilling touch. Not one to hold on to but bags of enjoyment for early drinking.
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