The 2017 Volnay Les Chevrets 1er Cru contains 30% whole clusters. It has a more complex bouquet than Les Caillerets, featuring blackberry, sage, clove and a light marine influence. The palate is succulent and rounded, perhaps belying the backbone of this Volnay. There is good grip and nice focus here. A lick of limestone titillates the tongue on the finish. Superb.
92-94 points, Neal Martin, Vinous, January 2019.
The 2017 Volnay 1er Cru Chevret offers up lovely aromas of dark chocolate, plums, cassis and rich soil. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and expansive, with a lavish attack that segues into a more tensile, firm mid-palate and finish.
91-93 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate, January 2019.
Volnay is renowned for producing delicate, elegant and graceful wines. The appellation spans 242ha of vineyards, of which 115ha is divided among 26 Premier Crus. Some of the most notable of these are Bousse d'Or, Champans, Clos des Ducs, Les Caillerets and Santenots. Red wine from the Santenots vineyard is labelled as Volnay Santenots.
The wines of Vonay combine distinction, nobility, finesse, elegance, feminity, and an incomparable bouquet. Their robe can range from a tender rose red to the deepest ruby. A delicate bouquet of red berries (raspberry, blackberry) and violets, tannins that may be soft or quite robust, and a gracefully voluptuous palate place these wines among the best representatives of the Côte de Beaune.