Xavier Monnot Volnay Premier Cru Clos des Chenes 2019


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“The 2019 Volnay Clos des Chénes 1er Cru has a well-defined bouquet featuring overt floral notes of rose petal and pressed irises. There is a subtle confit element that becomes apparent with aeration. The palate is plush and fleshy on the entry, and there is a fine bead of acidity to keep it balanced. A polished Clos des Chénes with a little spice on the finish. It will require 3~4 years in bottle, like the Beaune Toussaints, but it has the substance to age well for another 12-15 years, possibly more. Drinking window: 2023-2035. 90-92 points

Xavier Monnot began the harvest on 20 August and had fined the his wines the previous week of my visit. ” I did a bit more whole bunch in the reds: 20% in the bottom of the vat to add more freshness. I did the same for the 2019s,” he explained.”

Neal Martin, Vinous (12/20)