Volnay 1er Cru Clos Des Chenes

2016 Volnay 1er Cru Clos Des Chenes Comtes Lafon

  • Classification:
    1er Cru
  • Color:
  • Appellation:
    Volnay 1er Cru Clos Des Chenes
  • Volume:
  • Grape Type:
    Pinot Noir
  • Packaging:
    OC x 12
  • Stock Location:
Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 92 (2018 Apr.)

Lafon noted that production of this was off -70% in 2016. A discreet if not invisible application of wood frames the more complex mix of red pinot, lavender, earth and a whisper of spice. There is both better density and power to the relatively large-scaled flavors that possess good punch but the mouth feel is finer than usual, all wrapped in a harmonious, saline and stony finish. Lovely stuff.

Vinous - Score: 91-93 (2018 Jan.)

(just 2-1/2 barrels produced, or 15 hectoliters per hectare): Bright dark red. Vibrant aromas of black cherry, violet and dark chocolate. Richer and rounder than the Monthélie-Les Duresses, with more power and framing acidity to its slightly medicinal black cherry fruit. At once thick and elegant, this highly concentrated, long wine finishes with very classy tannins.