2014 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru "Frémiets" (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1261091 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2014 Volnay 1er Cru Fremiets has a glorious nose that has mustered a little more va-va-voom since I tasted it from barrel last year. It lets rip with Morello cherries, fresh strawberry and a pastille-like purity. It is a very winsome bouquet, well defined and gains intensity on the glass. The palate is more conservative than the aromatics. It is well structured, the tannins slightly chalky in texture, the acidity nicely judged with a gentle grip on the finish. Whilst it does not have the persistence of the best premier crus from d'Angerville, there is an effortless nature to this Volnay. I tasted Domaine Marquis d'Angerville's 2014s from barrel in November last year. Guillaume d'Angerville shows his wines once they are in bottle in London the following March with his UK agents and I took this opportunity to re-evaluate them at this stage. Just the Clos des Ducs and the Champans are in barrel, due to be bottled in April 2016. I did re-taste these and they were both consistent with my notes from barrel, but will wait until they are bottled before I compose my review. (NM) Inner quote mark (4/2016)

90-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

Outer quote mark This is distinctly more restrained with its layered assortment of plum, dark berries, earth and pretty spice elements. There is a really lovely mouth feel to the beautifully well-delineated middle weight flavors that possess plenty of minerality on the dusty and focused and slightly fleshier finale. Lovely. Inner quote mark (4/2016)

91 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Good dark red. Very ripe aromas of blackberry liqueur, licorice and molten dark chocolate. Plush, ripe and sweet in the mouth, but a bit less refined and primary than the 2015 version, in spite of showing a cool minty nuance. Finishes with serious but nicely ripe tannins. (ST) Inner quote mark (3/2017)

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