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2006 Jacques Prieur - Volnay Santenots 1er Cru Pinot Noir - France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Volnay - Red - Premier Cru

France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Volnay

Red Pinot Noir - Premier Cru
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 143
Author SFHjr
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.833%
Tasted On 12/28/2010

A mere 1,000 bottles worth of 2006 Volnay Clos des Santenots (from the old vines in this monopole) made it through the gauntlet of Prieur's sorting tables, and the results were treated to the same 100% new wood as the estate's grand crus. This exhibits an almost severe degree of concentration, with tart but ripe cherry, rhubarb, pungent brown spices, and smoky, peat like notes combining on a viscous yet firmly-textured palate. It finishes emphatically, but without much charm or nuance, and with the effect of the extra measure of wood seemingly tipping the scales away from juicy primary fruit satisfaction. That said, here is a formidable Pinot that will be well worth revisiting in 2010 or 2011 and should not succumb to old age for at least a decade. What's more, it's certainly possible that the wine would have appeared to me more expressive if given another several weeks post-bottling

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