!Vincent Girardin, Volnay, Vieilles Vignes, 2017
The 2017 Volnay showed beautifully, with the ripe, sexy style of the vintage balanced nicely by plenty of freshness and focus. Lots of darker strawberry and framboise notes as well as spring flowers, wood smoke, spice box, and forest floor notes emerge on the nose, and it’s medium-bodied, has a light, vibrant texture, ripe tannins, a great finish. It shows more structure with time in the glass and is a beautiful, ethereal Volnay that will benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and drink brilliantly over the following decade.
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