Girardin Volnay Les Vieilles Vignes 2016 - 750ml

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93pts Jeb Dunnuck

The 2016 Volnay Vieilles Vignes is another impressive 2016 barrel sample. Notes of black cherries, blackberries, smoked earth, underbrush, and earth all give way to a medium to full-bodied, concentrated, structured wine that has ripe, present tannin, loads of fruit and depth, and a big finish. This is a rich, concentrated 2016 that has beautiful purity and finesse, as well as power.  Barrel Sample: 91-93

90pts Wine & Spirits

This wine’s plump raspberry richness is held in a sturdy structure, the earthy tannins working their way in to darken the fruit. It finishes black and smoky, a saturated young Volnay to age.

90pts Wine Spectator

Rich and vibrant, with rose, black cherry and black currant flavors gaining support from earth, toasty oak and sweet spice notes. Dense tannins come into play as this extends on the long finish. Best from 2021 through 2033.

Winemaker Notes

Volnay combines breeding with nobility, delicacy, elegance, and feminity. A delicate violet and berry fragrance. One of the finest representatives of the Côte de Beaune. The Volnay is in the Côte de Beaune what the Chambolle-Musigny is in the Côte de Nuits. A feminine wine which is one of the only Burgundy Pinot Noir you can already enjoy and drink when young. Pairs well with roasted meats and various cheeses.