Set high on the hillside to the south of Volnay, this First Growth consistently gives one of the longest-lived wines in the commune. Here, it comes from two plots, one almost flat, with clay-rich, deep soil, the other being on a marl-rich slope. The vines are over 45 and over 55 years old. Production was small, just 6 barrels, where 10 or 11 may be seen in a generous year. This is a First Growth of fascinating character, with the potential to age and gain complexity for 2 or more decades. 50% whole bunches went into the vat, and have given a wine of rich purple colour, well-ripened, fine aromas and superb construction. It has concentrated fruit, beautiful tannins and superb length (for drinking 2024-2040+).
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