Volnay Clos des Ducs, Domaine Marquis d'Angerville 2014
**Note: a monopole that measures 2.15 ha**
Once again the wood treatment is quite unobtrusive on the understated nose that grudgingly reveals cool and ultra-pure aromas of violet, Asian-style tea, spice and a broad mélange of wild red berries. Like those of the Champans the superbly well-detailed medium weight flavors are intensely stony with the same sleek and polished palate feel that carries over to the impeccably well-balanced and hugely persistent finale. This isn't quite as concentrated but it is indisputably more complete.
|Score: 92/95||Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (62), April 2016|
The 2014 Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs has a very complex and introverted, but captivating bouquet that draws you in, full of blackberry, briary, cold limestone and just a hint of baking powder in the background lending sweetness. The palate is sensual on the entry. There is roundness and depth here, coupled with very good substance, a hint of white pepper perhaps, and as always, with immense precision on the finish. There is nothing flamboyant here -- just a very aristocratic Volnay for long term aging.
|Score: 93/95||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (222), December 2015|
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