($68) Good full red. Pure, fresh aromas of dark cherry, licorice and minerals. Juicy, sweet and penetrating, with a medicinal reserve calling for six or seven years of patience. Finishes with dusty, serious but well-integrated tannins.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2009
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16
Blackish crimson. Some very serious aromas in there with a certain delicacy. The tannins are mellowing but at the moment there is just not that much charm or fruit. Too tough to drink for a while though it will doubtless mellow into something quite special.
Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90
Tasted assembled from tank on the eve of its bottling, d'Angerville's 2006 Volnay Champans offers a surprisingly austere and stonily mineral rendition of its site. That said, there is also abundant sweet, lightly-cooked cherry fruit, augmented on the nose by suggestions of talcum and bittersweet herbal extracts. Concentration and a sense of high extract here are by no means incompatible with refinement and buoyancy. I just wish the wine would open up and show a bit more color and seductiveness, but that may come. Certainly this will be good for at least 6-8 years.
Author: David Schildknecht
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91
The black currant and blackberry flavors are well-defined and pure, supported by a base of dusty tannins. Concentrated, intense and elegant, with fine-grained tannins on the finish. Best from 2011 through 2020. 200 cases imported.