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2006 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay Clos du Château des Ducs 1er Cru

  • 91 WA
  • 92 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 73535-2006

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($170) Good medium red. Captivating aromas of cherry, spices, minerals and flowers. Fat, broad and deeply spicy, with noteworthy depth of flavor and a tactile mouth feel. At once mouthfilling and vibrant; seamless and lively. The very long finish features thoroughly enrobed ripe tannins and vibrant spicy persistence. It will be fascinating to compare this with the 2007 version in six or seven years.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2009
  • Burghound | Rating: 92

    A mix of ultra pure red pinot fruit and slightly darker fruits that include notes of plum, dark raspberry and currant merges into rich, cool and dusty mouth coating flavors that possess lovely depth and near perfect balance on the persistent and beautifully detailed finish where a subtle mineral streak surfaces. Lovely juice that is perhaps a bit more powerful than usual.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 2nd Quarter, 2009
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    AÿSweet and toasty. Racy and sinewy. Volnay-like! Good, serviceable stuff that is not quite ready but has all the ingredients, including the trademark 2006 dry finish. Jewelly. Very bright fruit.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 39943
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    The Lafarge monopole 2006 Volnay Clos Du Chateau Des Ducs leads with ripe yet tart-edged cherry and red currant; takes on a bitter-sweet cast as licorice and cherry pit intervene on the palate; and retains a refreshing cast even as it caresses with silken texture. Mineral, tea-like, and gamey shadings are lingering in the shadows rather than engaging in intercourse with the fruit, but I'm left wondering whether the relative absence of dynamic here is a a function of the wine's temporary state or of an inherently relatively reticent personality. Certainly one will be able to derive at least a decade of satisfaction from this and ' based its track record ' longer for those fascinated by wine's life beyond middle-age.
    Author: David Schildknecht
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Color is turning very slightly. Nose is classic volnay and elegant. Full of minerals and creamy strawberry fruit. Transparent. Palate is certainly transparent and showing terroir. Fresh jammy strawberry. This has everything one looks for in a Volnay. Gripping tannic structure, in balance acids, bed of minerals, power without weight, elegance, classy fruit, silk, vibrant, delicate, and the list goes on. This is very good Volnay and I need more to cellar.
    Author: Mister45

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, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay 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

  • 274 bottles owned
  • 26 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 26 collectors)