2011 Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes, Michel Lafarge

Sweet, pure and attractive on the nose, this is more immediately open and expressive than the “Ducs”. The palate is intense, concentrated, with notes of juicy, ripe summer fruits reined in by a fine tannic structure. A vibrant burst of acidity lends this a real sense of freshness and poise, giving it a lift and drive that carries through onto the long, fautless finish. Absolutely beautiful, but with enough structural integrity for long ageing. A class act.

Case, 6 Bottles
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  • Region & country
    Les Clos des Chênes (1er Cru), Volnay, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Pinot Noir
  • Maturity
    Ready 2015 - 2025
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Premier Cru
2011 Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes, Michel Lafarge
Domaine Michel Lafarge

Stepping into the Lafarge cellar in central Volnay is an experience, and how one might imagine a Burgundy cellar should be. In this veritable trove, blanketed in life-giving mould, are born some of Burgundy’s greatest wonders. The wines crafted by Frédéric, his daughter and his father Michel, now in his 80s, boast an unbeatable ability to age, even for Pinot Noir. It’s no wonder that he, alongside D’Angerville and de Montille, helped put Volnay on the map.

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