($86) Good full medium red. Reticent nose hints at licorice and menthol, along with a hint of apple. Then fresh, sweet and round but a bit austere in the middle palate. Boasts a creamy texture that suggests small grapes but this is still a bit reserved. Finishes with nicely buffered, sweet tannins and very good persistence.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2003
Burghound | Rating: 91
One of the best examples of the vintage from Volnay with its earthy fruit cut with pronounced bacon fat notes and noticeably sweet flavors from the impressive levels of seve, which seems to completely bury the structure. Long, fine and classy with complexity to burn. A great 2000.
Author: Allen Meadows
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91
The medium to dark ruby-colored 2000 Volnay Clos des Chenes reveals complex aromas of black cherries, earth, spices, and blackberries. On the palate it is medium-bodied, intense, deep, and concentrated. Chewy-textured, it sports copious quantities of meaty black fruits.