The 2016 Volnay Santenots-les-Milieu 1er Cru has a complex and engaging bouquet with hints of meat juices and black olive filtering through the mixture of red and black fruit. There is plenty of Volnay character here. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, juicy and ripe with black cherries, raspberry and hints of spice towards the finish. Wonderful cohesion here from start to finish, with a caressing aftertaste, this is a beautifully crafted Volnay from Dominique Lafon. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting in Burgundy. (DIAM 30 closure)
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2045
Robert Parker 94
Aromas of dark cherries, incense, baking chocolate and rich soil tones introduce the 2016 Volnay 1er Cru Les Santenots-du-Milieu, a medium to full-bodied wine with superb depth and dimension, juicy balancing acids and powdery structuring tannins. The finish is long and sapid. It’s an excellent Santenots that has really fleshed out since I tasted it from barrel.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2050