93pts Wine Spectator
Intense aromas of black cherry, pomegranate and tamarind mark this juicy red. Smooth, with well-integrated tannins lending a dusty feel as the finish plays out. Already harmonious, this should develop well over the next two decades. Best from 2022 through 2036.
91pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes, half from vines planted in 1936 and the other half from vines planted in 1978, has a very floral and expressive bouquet with blueberry, cassis and violet aromas. This is quite powerful but it has a little more delineation than the other reds. The palate is medium-bodied with a dab of licorice on the entry, firm but fine tannins and a pleasing edginess toward the sustained finish. Excellent.