Wine Advocate | Rating: 88The 2005 Volnay Caillerets offers scents and flavors of salted plum and smoked meat, the bright, lithe palate impression predictable at this address, and a salty, chalky back end. There is however not the sweetness of fruit exhibited by the other Voillot Volnays, nor as yet, the complexity one would expect of this site. Charlot says the vines are of a rather high-yielding, big-berried clone, compensated for (at least in part) by the very stony, chalky surface of this upper part of Caillerets.Author: Daniel Thomases
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
- 44 bottles owned
- 10 collectors