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1999 Nicolas Potel - Volnay Les Santenots 1er Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / VOLNAY
  • 88 WA
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 118815-1999-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($41) Dark red. Black raspberry and meaty aromas show an almost roasted ripeness. Sweet, rich and mouthfilling; large-scaled and seemingly riper than the other '99 Volnays I tasted from Potel. Finishes with big but even tannins and excellent length.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2002
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    The dark-colored 1999 Volnay Santenots has sweet red cherry aromas and a firm, foursquare personality. Candied berries, cherries, and hints of road tar can be found in its austere, ungenerous character. This wine has excellent to outstanding depth of fruit and will require some cellaring to fully express itself.
    Author: Pierre Rovani
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Med. to dark ruby color; lovely nose of red and black berry and spice; lush and full on the palate with pure fine fruit flavors and a significant note of camphor; excellent acid and balance; complex and long. Ninety minutes after decanting, the fruit began to taste dried out. Perhaps better not to decant at this stage. Fully mature now but should continue to drink well over the next couple of years.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2017
    Author: Anthony D526

Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 80 bottles owned
  • 20 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 20 collectors)