Saturday, 12 March 2016

Drinking Tonight - 2005 & 2009 Volnay 1er Cru les Brouillards, Domaine Bernard & Thierry Glantenay

I have been byuing bottles from Domaine Glantenay after drinking some oustanding bottles from the Domaine (see below) and tonight it was time for two bottles of one of their Volnay 1er Cru.

2005 Volnay 1er Cru les Brouillards, Domaine Bernard & Thierry Glantenay
A deep, heady, meaty nose with gorgeous notes of wild raspberries with some cherries chucked in, dried flowers, a fine smoky note, reminiscent of bacon, and a sweet mineral note. This is in a lovely place in time on the nose, although I would surely love it even more in 5+ years time.
The taste is tight and sturdy with lots of tannins and acidity with notes of dried raspberries, violets, Asian spices and dried flowers. A long, sandy, young finish with a lovely structure and persistence. A really fine wine that will surely become even better in 5+ years time.
92p   (tasted 2016/03)


2009 Volnay 1er Cru les Brouillards, Domaine Bernard & Thierry Glantenay
The 05 is really, really good, but the 09...that´s what dreams are made of. The nose is marvellous with high, refined aromas of ripe raspberries with some wild strawberries mixed in and additional notes of rosemary, gravel and vegetable stock. Very, very floral. Just lovely. Young and upfront of course but there is lots of stuffing here. Great.
The taste is young, velvety and at the same time seedy and focused with notes of ripe raspberries, strawberries, earth, dried herbs and yellow beets. The finish is long, complex and handsome. Young and impressive. I would love to have cases of this to follow over the coming 20+ years. A great wine now and a masterpiece in the making.
95p   (tasted 2016/03)

Others bottles tasted from the Domaine:
2006 & 2007 Volnay, Domaine Bernard & Thierry Glantenay

2008 Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières, Domaine Bernard & Thierry Glantenay

2010 Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières, Domaine Bernard & Thierry Glantenay



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