Sommeravslutning CRU Vinklubben Kåte Rhoner 14.6.2012:
Mørk, tett, frisk og klar. Ikke så mye burgundertypisitet. Årgangens varme og intense karakter overskygger jordsmonnet. Men årgangen kler samtidig den markerte syra til Lafarge. Mørke bær, kirsebær, en god og harmonisk vin. Mangler noe mht. kompleksitet, syrefriskhet og eleganse som Lafarge ofte leverer. 89 - 91 poeng.
A superbly elegant and very pure nose of notably ripe yet fresh red small berry fruits, subtle earth, clove, anise and underbrush merges into intense, sweet and superbly precise flavors that are the epitome of a high class Volnay. In particular, the finishing minerality contributes to the overall impression of elegance and precision, two characteristics that are relatively rare in this hot and generous vintage. In short, this is a really beautiful effort that should cellar well for years. Note that I have upgraded my score slightly as well as extended the suggested initial drinking window by two years.
|Score: 91||Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (91), February 2009|