Volnay 1er Cru “Clos des Chenes” 2017
The 2017 Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes comes from 2.5 hectares of fine adjacent to Domaine des Comtes-Lafon. Apparently it was important to constantly taste this cuvée to decide the exact moment for de-vatting, and it always the last to be bottled. It has an opulent yet still controlled and delineated bouquet with black fruits, briary, cassis and dried violet petals. The palate is powerful, dense and with a firm grip at the moment, a wine that needs to learn some manners during its élevage. It should do that and the substance suggests that this will be a long-term proposition.