Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tuesday Tasting: 1985 Volnay Premier Cru Clos des Chênes

1985 Volnay Premier Cru Clos des Chênes

Joseph Drouhin owns this vineyard in the heart of Volnay, the soil of which is predominantly limestone and clay. The vines have been cultivated biologically since 1990, with biodynamics following soon after. We liberated this 1985 from my in-laws’ basement, and then stored it in our basement since (maybe a year?). Resulting taste is pretty amazing in that it has sat in their basement for approximately 20 years, then made the trip to ours with no resulting harm. Very dark, deep red color. A violet nose, common for these wines, along with some faint strawberry. Good tannin structure, with more floral and berry flavors in the mouth, with a lingering finish. Worth seeking out.

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1 comment:

  1. Always a pleasant surprise when we have a good one from the boondock's cellar:)

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