($55) Medium red. Ripe aromas of red fruits, minerals and smoke. Fat, full and sweet, with spicy flavors of strawberry, raspberry and cherry. Tangy and vibrant in the mid-palate, and long and juicy on the finish. This has more tannic backbone than the Champans. In fact, Villette says this is more tannic than the 2003 example. Offers considerable aging potential.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2005
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90
Ample and pure, revealing cherry, earth and spice notes and dense, ripe tannins. Firm, velvety and elegant, with a subtle power and good length. 550 cases made.
Author: Bruce Sanderson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91
As is typical for this wine at this address, the 2002 Volnay Taillepieds displays a boisterous nose of plump, sweet black fruits. On the attack and mid-palate, this effort is extremely broad, lush, and intense. Its red and black cherry fruit is intermingled with herbs, spices, and minerals. Medium to full-bodied, it has outstanding depth, loads in reserve, and the structure for aging.
Author: Robert Parker
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17
Cask sample.Rich and round on the nose. Lots of acidity and texture. Rather fine. Very exciting, though needs time. Some cough-medicine quality
Author: Jancis Robinson
It's almost hard to believe but this offers even more elegance, finesse and precision than the Champans with a purity of expression that rivals the very best wines of the C“te de Beaune in 2002. This just oozes sap, which buffers the otherwise firm, mineral-infused, punchy flavors and rounds out the presently very racy finish. A wine of impeccable balance and this too is very Volnay.
Pretty nose of minerals, strawberry and structure of t n a. In the mouth lots of acidity and tannins, with continued bright red fruits plus some earth and tobacco. Long, firmly tannic finish. Less round than the other 02s I've had from angerville - I think this needs a lot more time in the cellar to show its best. Lots of promise though.