1999 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru "Taillepieds"
Allen Meadows - Burghound
(opened from personal storage). After 16 years this beauty has finally started to open after being notably shut down for many years. The wonderfully elegant, pure and ripe nose reflects notes of spicy and earthy red and dark berry fruit that merges seamlessly into dense and intense medium weight flavors that brim with minerality on the strikingly long finish. This is a classic Taillepieds that is still on the way up though I underscore that it's no longer quite so far away that it cannot be enjoyed now. That said, for my taste patience continues to be required and based on a bottle out of my own cellar as well as another recent bottle tasted in Burgundy, I won't touch another bottle for another 4 to 5 years.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The outstanding 1999 Volnay Taillepieds has zesty, dark fruit aromas. It is medium to full-bodied, ample, broad, and packed with copious amounts of jammy and juicy plums, black currants, Asian spices, and black cherries. This is a powerful yet refined, seamless wine with prodigiously ripened tannin. Its finish is long, silky, and pure. Drink it over the next 10 years. (PR)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Dark red. Deep, sappy aromas of red fruits, minerals, chocolate and smoke. Fat, sweet and full; wonderfully lush, layered Volnay, with impressive richness and depth. Very long finish coats the palate with ripe fruit and fine tannins. Superb. (ST)
Beautiful. Very complete Pinot Noir, with perfumy violets, white chocolate and mineral character. Medium-bodied, it's both vivid and lush. Succulent and delectable, with a long and juicy finish.