Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Volnay 2009, Bitouzet-Prieur


Plucked from the nether regions of the Burgoblog cellar in Puligny this Volnay was procured following an excellent tasting at the Bitouzet-Prieur domaine in Volnay with Francois Bitouzet. A fragant and ripe nose of cherry, raspberry and wild strawberry, sweet without being jammy. Pleasing rather than serious. Medium to light bodied, this Volnay has verve. Fresh, perfectly ripe small berries with good plummy tannins. Very tasty and refreshing. Unlikely to age well though. I sincerely believe that 2009 is much more of a vintage for the tannic appellations of Pommard, Nuits and Aloxe than the fragrant and feminine terroirs. Scores 22 / 30 for a Volnay.

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