Wine Advocate | Rating: 91From just below Fremiets, along the Pommard line and vines 60-70 years of age, comes a 2005 Volnay Les Brouillards sporting high-toned aromas of cherry, nutmeg, vanilla and ginger, a palate impression so bright it would wake you up in the middle of the night, and deep stony, chalky underlying minerality. For all that, there is an incipient sense of creamy texture here as well. The wine's long finish of tartly fresh red fruits, subtly sweet and pungent spice, and chalk blazes a formidable trail across the palate. 'Why is it that these wines from along the Pommard line taste more Volnay-like than many another Volany?ƒ?_ asks Charlot, without, however, volunteering an answer.Author: David Schildknecht
Burghound | Rating: 93The '05 Brouillards is actually a good deal more elegant than it usually is with a refined but reticent nose of spice, warm earth and wonderfully pure dark red berry fruit aromas that complement well the rich, full and reserved flavors that are precise, dusty and long. This isn't overtly austere but it's close and be prepared to wait as the full potential here will not be immediately forthcoming. 2005 is the best Voillot Brouillards in years.Author: Allen MeadowsIssue: 2nd Quarter, 2007
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, and 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
- 32 bottles owned
- 12 collectors