Bottle Notes, Burgundy

2004 Domaine Marquis d’Angerville Volnay Champans – Bottle Notes

Domaine Marquis d’Angerville is a hillside estate in Volnay, in Burgundy’s Cote de Beaune. The 35-acre domain was one of the first in Burgundy to bottle and market its own wines. Today the estate is run by Guillaume d’Angerville and his brother-in-law Renaud de Villette. The domaine’s most prestigious parcels are the Volnay premier cru Clos des Ducs (which is a monopole), and the premier crus Champans, Les Fremiets, Taille Pieds and Les Caillerets.

Light Crimson in color. 13.5% ABV. Black fruits, earth and fresh mint on the nose. Medium body with strong acidity. Somewhat steely with a hint of the greenness that has come to define the vintage. Black cherry, anise and minerals on the palate. The finish is long, but again, a touch green. Drink in the near term.

My rating: 89 points.

More recent vintages will run $75-$100 and should show considerably better.

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