($74) Good medium red. Pretty, youthfully medicinal aromas of cherry, licorice and herbs. Juicy and fresh but also supple and ripe, with moderately fleshy cherry and spice flavors supported by a firm spine of acids and tannins. Finishes with dusty tannins and a suggestion of slightly roasted fruits.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2009
Wine Advocate | Rating: 88
Perhaps in part because the vines are only 12 years old, the d'Angerville 2006 Volnay Caillerets doesn't measure up to the other crus in this year's collection (although the 2005 was excellent). Decidedly sweet-sour, it mingles tart berry skin, faintly herbaceous notes, and cherry pit and iodine bitterness with lightly-cooked fruit and caramelized elements, finishing persistently yet still with a certain bifurcation. Perhaps this matter will resolve itself (even short-term), but still, the wine will I suspect continue to lack the depth or textural allure requisite to its being better than |very good.|
Author: David Schildknecht
Burghound | Rating: 92
This is surprisingly ripe and concentrated for such young vines with a fruit profile that runs to a notably pure and deep mix of both red and black pinot aromas and one can smell the usual stoniness that continues onto the sweet, full and quite rich flavors that just ooze class and grace on the mouth coating and velvety finish that retains perfect focus and balance. This too possesses sophisticated tannins but the natural breed of Caillerets gives this the barest edge in overall quality.