A little more creamy/mealy than the En Bertilionne, a little less spice in the aroma. Fuller in the mouth, more power and intensity to the fruit but no loss of freshness. This is very classy Pouilly-Fuissé with a long finish and good ageing potential...
Mid ruby with orange tinges. Brooding and subdued nose. Closed palate that has a compact build. Firm, bitter-sweet tannins that do not overwhelm the fruit. Very slow to unfurl. Needs more time to show its colours.
A stunning red from start to finish, alluring for the cherry, plum, cedar, tobacco and mineral aromas and flavors. There is grip too, along with bright acidity, ending in a long, resonant aftertaste. Really complex and balanced. Best from 2022 through 2036.
A dense, smoky style red, offering black cherry, black currant, graphite, tobacco, licorice and oak spice aromas and flavors. Balanced, with plenty in reserve and a finish that stretches out on a line of refined tannins. Best from 2023 through 2045.
Pure and bursting with energy on a racy frame. Cherry, currant, bilberry, mineral and toasty oak aromas and flavors dissolve into a solid matrix of tannins on the finish, so be patient. Shows terrific length and overall potential. Best from 2023 through 2045.
This red starts out silky, gaining depth and intensity as it builds to a long, muscular finish. Concentrated yet fluid, tannic yet balanced, framing black cherry, black currant, iron, tobacco and spice flavors. Shows excellent potential. I think we have a tiger by the tail here. Best from 2023 through 2045.
This is such a lovely white wine, priced attractively, which delivers a heady entry of honey and caramelized oak. Juicy acidity lifts bold flavors of lemon meringue, green apple and tangerine, finishing with a balanced weight and intrigue of nutmeg.
The 2013 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Il Puro is another impressive wine from Volpaia. Succulent red cherry, kirsch, cedar, mint and blood orange are all delineated, and bright acids and expressive floral notes perk up the dense fruit. Powerful and deep, the Puro needs time in bottle for the formidable tannins to soften and the French oak to integrate more fully...