2005, Michel Lafarge, Volnay Clos Chenes

Volnay, Burgundy, France

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 94

Drinking Dates: 2025+

Critic: Allen Meadows

Tasted: 10-Apr-2020

(from 45+ year old vines that sit just above Champans). A beautifully elegant and highly complex nose of extract of dark berry fruit that is both elegant and complex serves as a dramatic introduction to the bigbodied, indeed even robust flavors that are firm, dense and incredibly concentrated, all wrapped in a palate drenching finish that just oozes dry extract and gives a velvety texture to the unbelievably long finale. This is a wonderfully gifted wine that has everything it needs to age gracefully for multiple decades and it will need 12 to 15 years in a cool cellar to really hit its stride. This too is one of those ‘wow’ wines. 94/2017+