2013 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru "Les Taillepieds" (1.5L) (Previously $350)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds has an aloof, almost distant bouquet, laconic at the moment, although you can tell that there is plenty of coiled-up fruit waiting within. The palate is usually expressive (as Guillaume d’Angerville himself remarked.) It is very harmonious and perhaps silkier than the Caillerets, the tannins filigree with great detail and precision on the finish. Long in the mouth, this is a seriously fine, elegant Taillepieds. (NM)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
*Sweet Spot Outstanding* Once again the reduction is sufficiently pungent to dominate the nose. The ultra-intense and vibrant middle weight flavors possess a strikingly cool and refined mouth feel as well as an ample amount of minerality before terminating in a dense, serious, dusty and wonderfully persistent finish. This understated effort is classy and very Taillepieds.
The 2013 Volnay Taillepieds shows the pedigree of this great site in its balance and poise. Absolutely nothing is out of place. Red stone fruits, mint, violets and graphite are some of the notes that flesh out in a slightly dark Taillepieds. Veins of cool, refreshing minerality perk up the flavors on the finish. There is plenty to look forward to here. (AG)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright red-ruby. Crushed cherry, licorice and minerals on the vibrant nose. Very ripe and dense in the mouth, combining a texture of liquid velvet and terrific inner-mouth sappiness and tension ("always the lowest pH here," notes Duvivier). The crushed-fruit character carries through on the palate. Finishes ripely tannic and long, leaving the taste buds quivering. (ST)
Bright light crimson. Moss and polish on the nose. Great energy on the front palate. Sour plums – damsons? Medium weight and great edginess.