It seems, and I’m no expert, there’s a lot of fans of 2015 red Burgundy (including the winemakers), and a number of others who feel it can be a bit over-done. Well, there’s good wines always, any vintage... Red and black fruits, a little perfume, with a slight mint toffee note and spice. Medium bodied, good weight and freshness, though quite ripe and plump, some strawberry, softer tannin, though still with a suede quality and texture, a minor but attractive bitterness plays out on a good finish. Very enjoyable. Great for a village wine too. 93+ points, Wine Front (12/2017).
A ripe, fresh and pretty nose combines notes of various red berries, soft earth and ample floral nuances. There is a discreet bead of minerality suffusing the dense yet sleek middle weight flavors that deliver solid depth and length. Note that this will need at least a few years of bottle age first. 88-91 points, Burghound (4/2017).
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.