The wines at this great Volnay estate are now made by Frédéric Lafarge, Michel's son. The domaine works around 10 hectares of vines biodynamically and produces among the finest wines in the Côte de Beaune. The cellars here are low-ceilinged, cobwebbed and there's very little evidence of new barrels (very few are employed). Yet the wines emanating from the old wood casks are as beautiful an expression of their individual grape varieties and terroirs as one could hope to encounter.
A lovely richness to the aromas of sweet spice and black cherry ripeness. I find a scent akin to bonfire smoke hovering over the domestic fruit aromas. The palate is a stunner, lovely with grippy freshness. Structure is fabulously upright and intensely limestone in character. Rich and fresh dark pure fruit flavours. A very long wine. And a super-pretty one. Bowes Wine original note
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