Tasting Notes

♥ SWEET SPOT / OUTSTANDING - BURGHOUND | Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. The Volnay 1er Cru Clos des 60 Ouvrées 2011 has a very attractive, ebullient floral bouquet with dried rose petals and lavender infusing the crushed strawberry and raspberry scents. The palate is medium-bodied with a keen thread of acidity; taut and linear and yet with great intensity on the sophisticated, intellectual finish. The terroir shows really well here- a Volnay with plenty of panache and pedigree. You can approach this now, but it will improve. This is one of the best Volnays out there. Neal Martin