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I offer the wines of Domaine Joseph Voillot in Volnay every vintage. Owner (since father-in-law M Voillot's death last year) and wine maker Jean-Pierre Charlot is one of the most intuitive men to craft red wine in the Côte de Beaune.

Jean-Pierre was a lecturer in wine making at the Lycée Viticole in Beaune, yet is unafraid of experimentation or tweaking his methods, both in the vineyard and his winery, which is situated right by Volnay's church.

Jean-Pierre's wines are exactly the kinds of burgundy I prefer. They tend to be quite pale in colour, transparently lovely, complex and extremely age-worthy.

Bill Nanson, publisher of Burgundy Report, has just posted his notes of a vertical tasting of the domaine's Volnay 1er Cru Les Champans. We still have limited stocks of a number of vintages of this cuvée and I have copied below details of these stocks. I have also included other Voillot wines we are currently holding.

If you have any interest in burgundy whatsoever, you should own wines from this estate. Jean-Pierre is the real deal, without doubt.



Above: Jean-Pierre about to start pouring barrel samples of a new vintage

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1 case (6x75cl) 2009 Volnay 1er Cru les Champans, Joseph Voillot
£220 in bond - 1x6 available
"A nice freshness here, almost a vibration of aroma, slowly fading to a warmer note. Round in the mouth, lots of energy, a little less mid-palate clarity but more weight of flavour and a certain there's a salinity too. Really the flavour is more roast in style but this is big and very generous finishing. It's long too. Almost a sizzle to the finishing flavour - not the smoothest today, but generous of nature." Bill Nanson

1 case (12x75cl) 2011 Volnay 1er Cru les Champans, Joseph Voillot
£432 in bond - 1x12 available
"This offers a solid step up in aromatic complexity with a broad-ranging nose of smoked tea, warm earth, underbrush and a touch of wet stone on the mélange of perfumed red berry fruit. There is a beguiling texture to the intense and vibrant medium weight flavors that are shaped by phenolically mature and firm tannins on the mouth coating finish where a touch of wood surfaces. This is lovely and there is just clearly more underlying material.Burghound

1 case (6x75cl) 2012 Volnay 1er Cru les Champans, Joseph Voillot
£240 in bond - 2x6 available
"Round, complex, almost truffly - lovely. Sweetness of fruit, round in shape - lovely freshness, widening panorama of flavour in the mid-palate and towards the finish. Tension and complexity - all-round super wine! Bravo!Bill Nanson

1 case (6x75cl) 2013 Volnay 1er Cru les Champans, Joseph Voillot
£216 in bond - 1x6 available
"This aromatic is also wide, less deep, a fine and complex width - tighter certainly than the 2014. Quite large shaped in the mouth - the acidity is more notable but there's a roundness and richness of fruit flavour than easily balances. Nice, modest waves of fresh finishing flavour - here the merest suggestion of tannin. Fine and long - some similarity to 2008 here and like those wines you need to wait 6-10 years. I like this very much.Bill Nanson

1 case (12x75cl) 2014 Volnay 1er Cru les Champans, Joseph Voillot
£408 in bond - 3x12 available
"Medium, medium-pus colour. A roundness of aroma, pretty red fruit. Round in the mouth too, but with a really nice line of freshness and growing complexity - this is lovely, the flavours really melting across the palate - this is super classic and has great material. It will last a long time despite how tasty it is today!Bill Nanson
 

Other Voillot wines available:

1 case (6x150cl) 2011 Volnay Vieilles Vignes, Joseph Voillot - MAGNUMS
£324 in bond - 1x6 available

"As one would reasonably expect, this is notably more elegant with better complexity as well to the broad range of dark berry fruit aromas, spice, stone and soft earth nuances. There is equally good layering to the appealingly refined medium weight flavors that display good energy and detail on the clean, balanced and utterly delicious finish. In the same fashion as the Bourgogne, this will be approachable young but be capable of rewarding a few years of cellar time as well." Burghound

1 case (12x75cl) 2011 Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens, Joseph Voillot
£420 in bond - 1x12 available

"Here too the wood isn't subtle but also stops short of dominating the pure and attractively layered red currant, black tea and wet stone aromas. There is really lovely detail to the intense, muscular and stony medium weight flavors that possess good muscle and punch on the beautifully persistent and well-balanced finish. This is not as complex as the Epenots but the underlying material is certainly present to allow it to further develop." Burghound

1 case (12x75cl) 2012 Volnay Vieilles Vignes, Joseph Voillot
£291 in bond - 2x12 available

"The 2012 Volnay Village comes from four parcels of vine. It has a crisp bouquet with black rather than red berry fruit that is well-defined, springing from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with nice thick tannins that feel ripe and soft in the mouth. The acidity is well-judged and there is a sense of nonchalance and harmony towards the finish. All you could want from a village cru." Neal Martin

1 case (6x75cl) 2012 Pommard 1er Cru Les Pezerolles, Joseph Voillot
£291 in bond - 2x6 available

"Moderate wood sits atop spicy and elegant dark currant, earth and wet stone aromas. There is good concentration to the vibrant and mineral-driven medium weight flavors that possess excellent depth on the beautifully balanced, intense and lingering finish. This is very Pézerolles in character as it's a refined Pommard built on its minerality." Burghound

1 case (12x75cl) 2013 Volnay Vieilles Vignes, Joseph Voillot
£276 in bond - 1x12 available

"The 2013 Volnay Village has a pastille-like purity on the nose with blackcurrant and violet scents. The palate is medium-bodied with quite chewy tannins, good weight and acidity with a refined, focused finish. This is an acceptable Volnay that will offer easy-drinking pleasure over the next four to eight years." Neal Martin

1 case (12x75cl) 2013 Volnay 1er Cru Les Fremiets, Joseph Voillot
£450 in bond - 2x12 & 3x6 available

"The 2013 Volnay 1er Cru les Fremiets has lifted redcurrant and cranberry fruit on the nose that is vibrant and pure, developing wilted rose-petal scents with aeration. The palate is smooth on the entry, quite primal and succulent with mulberry and red plum tinged with soy toward the finish. Drink this over the next six to eight years." Neal Martin

1 case (6x75cl) 2013 Pommard 1er Cru Clos Micault, Joseph Voillot
£282 in bond - 2x6 available

"This is also quite pretty and very fresh with its higher-toned scents of cherry and red currant along with various floral and warm earth nuances. There is a relatively refined mouth feel to the lightly stony medium weight flavors that possess fine delineation on the mildly austere, rustic and slightly drying finish. Once again, I would suggest drinking this on the younger side." Burghound

1 case (12x75cl) 2014 Volnay Vieilles Vignes, Joseph Voillot
£231 in bond - 4x12 available

"The 2014 Volnay Villages has a juicy bouquet with red cherries and raspberry fruit, touches of orange blossom, quite sensual and flamboyant, very Volnaysian. The palate is well balanced with a fine line of acidity. There is so much roundness here, sensual in texture with plush red cherries and raspberry tinged with soy towards the long finish. Just lovely!" Neal Martin

1 case (6x75cl) 2014 Volnay 1er Cru Les Fremiets, Joseph Voillot
£204 in bond - 1x6 & 2x12 available

"The 2014 Volnay 1er Cru Fremiets has a crystalline bouquet with mineral-rich red cherry and fresh strawberry fruit that open beautifully in the glass. The palate is very well defined, silky smooth and harmonious, gently building to a seductive, fleshy, charming finish that has exquisite poise. This comes highly recommended." Neal Martin

1 case (12x75cl) 2014 Pommard 1er Cru Clos Micault, Joseph Voillot
£504 in bond - 2x12 available

"Wide and floral. - really a beautiful and inviting nose. In the mouth a very direct flavour yet supported by a silky texture. A little minerality and a lot of complexity in the mid-palate and onwards into the finish. This is showing very, very well today!" Bill Nanson

1 case (12x75cl) 2014 Pommard 1er Cru Les Pezerolles, Joseph Voillot
£504 in bond - 2x12 available

"A bright floral nose full of violets. Sweetness, width, an undertow of tannin but largely covered by a little fat - fine texture again. Floral finishing too - it will need some time, but it will be super - I'd try the occasional bottle but fully expect at least 7-8 years of patience for reward… Gorgeous finishing flavour." Bill Nanson

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