Domaine de Montille Volnay 1er Cru les Taillepieds 2014
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Domaine de Montille
Country: France Region: Burgundy
District: Volnay 1er Cru
Grapes Varieties: pinot noir
Classification: Premier Cru - Burgundy Production:
Alcohol: 12.5% abv Packing: Original Carton of 6 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
WA=91-93 The 2014 Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds is 100% whole cluster fruit like the Mitans. It has a taut, detailed, mineral-infused bouquet that gently unfurls in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a surfeit of minerals, beautifully defined, saline in the mouth with a linear, penetrating finish that lingers long and tenderly. The gravel soils of the vineyard really come through here. Excellent, but do cellar this 4-5 years.
AM=90-93 Outstanding! An overtly floral-inflected nose displays a lovely, fresh and again cool array of spice, red pinot fruit and a hint of wet stone. The stony character can also be found in abundance on the highly energetic, chiselled and saline yet attractively rich medium-bodied flavours that deliver outstanding length on the dusty and mildly austere but very well-balanced finale. This is terrific but note well that patience will be required.
AG=90+ (100% vendange entier; 35% new oak): Good medium red. Subdued aromas and flavours of raspberry, black cherry, earth and smoky minerality accented by hints of pepper and herbs from the stems. Broad, ripe and smooth but quite dry. Displays very good spicy energy, length and lift but the substantial dusty tannins leave the finish a bit clenched today. This slightly edgy wine will need patience.