Good bright, deep red. Fresh aromas of blackberry, licorice and chocolate. Broad, lush and chocolatey sweet; even more viscous and full than it appeared to be from the barrel a year ago. Showing more soil tones than primary fruit in the mid-palate today. This large-scaled Volnay has more than enough stuffing to support its dusty tannins. Michel Lafarge believes that this wine will shut down |but not like the 2005.|
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2012
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18
Mid cherry red. Real energy there. Lovely sweet start and then rich and round and quite supple. Lots of concentration and attack. Firmly delineated - very youthful but so much fruit that you can easily see how promising it is. Big and round, and long. Not a walkover - serious stuff, with a very vibrant undertow.
Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96
The 2009 Volnay Les Caillerets is a rather dark, imposing wine in this lineup. Here the aromatics are a touch subdued, but what impresses is the authoritative, masculine personality. There is more than enough sheer extract to balance the firm tannins on the incisive finish. This looks to be one of the wines that will require the most patience. Anticipated maturity: 2021-2039.