"Ripe red fruits on the nose. Dry finish. Hail effects?"
16+ points, Jancis Robinson MW
"(Rossignol's five lower parcels were hit by hail and the one at the top was undamaged; Rossignol vinified them separately and then blended them for ageing): Deep red-ruby. Attractive perfume to the aromas and flavours of black cherry, menthol, brown spices and garrigue; a slightly roasted quality is countered by an element of medicinal reserve. In a very ripe style but enlivened by chalky minerality. Finishes with ripe tannins and a burst of cherry."
88-90 points, Stephen Tanzer. November 2015
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.