Tasting Notes

(from vines averaging 50 years of age): Full medium ruby. Black cherry, licorice, animal fur, violet and menthol on the slightly reduced nose. Sweet, primary and densely packed, showing noteworthy purity to its chewy flavors of dark berries, licorice and minerals. At once silky and vibrant, with a rising, energetic finish featuring refined tannins. A very successful Volnay for the year. Stephen Tanzer