Volnay, Clos des Ducs, 1er Cru
    Marquis d'Angerville

    Volnay, Clos des Ducs, 1er Cru,

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    vintage

    Marquis d'Angerville, Volnay, Clos des Ducs, 1er Cru, 2005

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Marquis d'Angerville, Volnay, Clos des Ducs, 1er Cru, 2005

    As usual the most brooding and closed of d'Angerville's wines, the huge potential is clear to see, though, with its mutli-layered cherry, forest berry and rock mineral characteristics. Structured, towering, full-blooded yet greatly sophisticated.

    Maturity:
    Keep/Drink
    ABV:
    13.5%
    93+/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2005 Volnay Clos des Ducs 1er Cru is a vintage I have not encountered for some time. At first, it is closed and obdurate on the nose, though there is fruit concentration here. It's just a Clos des Ducs that is playing its cards close to its chest. Earthy? The palate is initially tight-fisted, only reluctantly opening and offering tantalizing glimpses of a sweet core of fruit. Yet it feels distant that the moment, perhaps exaggerated when juxtaposed here against the more expressive 2010 Clos des Ducs. Patience required. Tasted at the Marquis d'Angerville tasting in London.
    Date Reviewed:
    03/2023

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    country:
    France
    region:
    Burgundy
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    Marquis d'Angerville

    Marquis d'Angerville

    A truly great Burgundian domaine with an illustrious history that began in 1804, Domaine Marquis d'Angerville first made a name for itself in the early 1900s when Sem, Marquis d'Angerville, pioneered domaine-bottled Burgundy alongside his friend Henri Gouges. The estate was inherited by his son Jacques in 1952, who took the domaine to ever greater heights over an extraordinary and brilliant career spanning 52 vintages. In 2003 the current proprietaire, Guillaume, Marquis d'Angerville, took over after his father Jacques' tragic and premature passing.

    This wonderful Volnay estate Domaine spans 15 ha in total, of which 12 are devoted to Volnay - the vast majority of which are Premiers Crus. The Domaine's vineyards are no more than 15 minutes' walk from each other, yet the resulting wines boast such different personalities. These are Burgundies that not only offer immense pleasure and drinkability, they also represent a veritable masterclass in the effect of terroir on wine. The jewel in the domaine's crown is, without question, the Clos des Ducs, Monopole. One of the great crus of the Cote de Beaune, the earliest records of Clos des Ducs, can be found in 1507. The size of the Clos then is exactly the same as it is today 2.15 ha or 52 ouvrees

    Guillaume is meticulous and shows an unstinting commitment to producing the best wine he can whilst staying faithful to Volnay's special terroir. The vine growing and winemaking is based on the philosophy of respecting and working with nature. The Domaine's move to Bio-dynamic viticulture in 2006 is central to this, a process that began with the appointment the year before of the talented Francois Duvivier as regisseur, to oversee this conversion. Rigorous manual work is carried out in the vineyard, therefore, whilst the winemaking is as gentle and respectful to the wines as possible. These are polished Volnays of purity, precision and style, nothing is over-done or out of balance, extractions are soft and new oak is no more than it needs to be, a maximum of 20%. The characteristics of grape, vintage and terroir resonate brightly through each wine.

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