2010 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru "Fremiet"
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Volnay Les Fremiets is all crushed rocks, graphite, minerals and wet stones. With time in the glass the fruit gradually begins to emerge. Sweet red fruit, mint and freshly cut flowers are some of the nuances in the glass, but in the end the Fremiets remains decidedly cool and inward. A pointed, chiseled finish continues the theme to its logical conclusion. Readers will need to be especially patient here. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030. (AG)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
*Sweet Spot, Outstanding* This is at once cooler, fresher and more elegant than the Clos des Angles with its ultra-pure red Pinot and extract of stone suffused nose. There is fine richness and excellent mid-palate volume that buffers the otherwise firm but ripe tannins before terminating in a lacy and chalky finish. The minerality is so strong that this has an almost Chablis-like salinity to it.
The floral, cherry and pomegranate flavors are amplified by vivid acidity in this vibrant, elegant red, which is intense, with dense yet refined tannins and a finish that evokes mineral and pepper accents. Best from 2016 through 2035. (BS)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good bright, deep red. Musky, superripe aromas of jammy black fruits and roasted herbs. Round, sweet and superripe but still fresh in spite of its chocolatey quality. Finishes with powerful, chewy tannins that cut off the fruit today. This wine will need time to harmonize in bottle. D'Angerville bottled the 2010s between March and May of 2012 owing to the late malos. (ST)
Bright crimson. Real texture and race here on the nose. Amazingly pure. Straight down the line immediate impact. Just the merest whiff of mossiness. Dry finish. Very fresh. Marked acidity. 17/20 points.