The 2018 Volnay Les Chevrets 1er Cru has a smudged nose that is missing the precision and delineation of other vintages. There’s a bit of heat evident here. Cough candy scents emerge with time. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannins, muscular and brawny, yet paradoxically there is an absence of grip on the finish. Perhaps time will endow it with greater nuance and personality? There is a ripasso like element on the finish. Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2018 red tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2035
Robert Parker 92
The 2018 Volnay 1er Cru Les Chevrets is showing beautifully, unfurling in the glass with aromas of cherries, rose petals, cassis and violets. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, with an ample chassis of powdery tannins, fine concentration and succulent acids. From a parcel of 58-year-old vines, this is a quintessentially elegant Volnay that should also drink well young.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045