From vines above Volnay, this is the best budgeteer value choice in the cellar, with a whole lot of substance for not a lot of buckos. Just like last year, a go to value play….
“”The 2018 Hautes-Côtes de Beaune is showing beautifully, wafting from the glass with notes of raspberries, rose petals, red plums and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, racy and incisive, it’s chalkier and more mineral than the Bourgogne. It’s produced from vines located above the village where it touches the commune of Volnay.” 88-90 William Kelley
“A mild touch of reduction shaves the top notes from the ripe red berry scents. There is fine verve and intensity to the equally well-detailed middle weight flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the dusty and slightly austere finale. This too offers fine quality for its level. (86-89)/2024+” Allan Meadows ————-> “particularly outstanding for their respective appellations and especially merit your attention”