2011 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru "Les Caillerets"

SKU #1260959 91-93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 *Sweet Spot Outstanding* This is less perfumed but more complex and broader as well with its expressive nose of red and black cherries, violets, plum, earth, spice and wet stone. There is excellent mid-palate concentration to the extract-rich medium weight flavors that also display fine vibrancy and punch on the firmly structured and ever-so-mildly austere finish. This is presently less refined than the Frémiets but even longer and I suspect that due to the strength of the underlying material that this will ultimately be the better wine in time.  (4/2013)

91-93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright medium red. Subdued yet slightly exotic aromas of cherry and minerals. Silky and suave in the mouth, with tangy, fine-grained flavors of raspberry, minerals and spices. Not showing the obvious structure of the Fremiets but this premier cru finishes with lovely subtle mounting length, noteworthy breadth and seamless tannins. A tart pomegranate note on the back leaves a very brisk impression. (ST)  (1/2013)

93 points Vinous

 Freshly cut flowers, mint and sweet red berries are some of the many notes that come alive in d'Angerville's 2011 Volnay Caillerets. Here the style is lifted, aromatic and understated, with veins of crystalline minerality that give the wine its sense of energy and focus. Overall, this is one of the more delicate and finessed wines in the range... 93+ (AG)  (3/2014)

Jancis Robinson

 Pretty pinkish crimson. Much darker smelling and more savoury than the Frémiets but absolutely still red fruited and finely scented. Dry, moreish finesse. Compact, dry (in a good way) tannins. Tight and fine-grained and rather closed on the front of the palate but then spreads beautifully across the palate on the long but restrained finish. Very attractive scented fruit sweetness. Long. (17.5/20 points)  (4/2013)

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