This is where my eyes started to get big….from the uniquely stone soiled parcel adjoining the winery at the top ‘o the hill, this hits me in my rockhead, airy upper register, bright red fruited, this-is-classic-floral-Volnay sweetspot. I am going to enjoy seeing how this unfolds over the medium term.
“The 2013 Volnay Clos de la Cave, which comes from a .68 hectare vineyard behind the Bouley’s maison in the village that has a cooler microclimate and no clay in the deep free-draining gravel soil, has a vibrant, very delineated bouquet with crisp red cherries, strawberry and bergamot scents. The palate is well defined with quite a firm backbone encasing the slightly “distant” brambly red berry fruit. This is a masculine Volnay, not as round as the other vintages, with a terse finish that should flesh out by the tie of bottling that will be done without filtration. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030.” 88-90 points Neil Martin