Good medium red. Knockout nose melds raspberry, minerals and flowers complicated by smoky soil tones. Sappy, intense and vibrant yet silky too, with an exhilarating rose petal quality to its red berry and mineral flavors; really captures the inner-mouth tension and precision of the vintage. Finishes with superb horizontal tannins and outstanding mounting length. Impeccably balanced from start to finish.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2013
Burghound | Rating: 94
Initially there is a touch of reduction though aggressive swirling liberates the admirably pure, fresh and elegant nose of a plenitude of floral notes along with a ripe mix of red berries and iron, stone and earth hints. There is good power and excellent complexity to the wonderfully well-delineated medium weight flavors that possess fine phenolic ripeness and superb energy on the focused, linear and stunningly long and saline-infused finish. This is a seriously impressive effort that is built to age.
Author: Allen Meadows
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96
The 2010 Volnay Champans wafts from the glass with an ethereal, nearly weightless personality that is hard to describe. There is plenty of length and sensuality, but in a suspended state that seems to hover above the palate. The Champans is delicate, feminine and flat-out beautiful.