Bright medium red. Precise, high-pitched aromas and flavors of red cherry, raspberry and chalky minerality. Juicy, vibrant and pure, delivering impressive intensity without any obvious weight. Terrific mineral cut and a firm acid/tannin spine should keep this beauty youthful for many years. Offers outstanding verve for the vintage.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: January/February 2013
Vinous | Rating: 94
Dark red cherry, plum and spice notes abound in the 2011 Volnay Fremiets. A rich, juicy wine for the year, the 2011 impresses for its volume and pure voluptuousness. Although quite racy for the vintage, the 2011 has more than enough depth and structure to drink nicely for at least a number of years. There is so much to like here, not least of which is the wine's open, resonant personality.
Author: Antonio Galloni
Burghound | Rating: 93
This is also quite beguilingly perfumed with an ultra-high-toned nose of pure essence of red pinot fruit that reveals plenty of wet stone character. There is a palpable sense of underlying tension as this is particularly vibrant and this sensation is enhanced by the intense salinity that pervades both the mid-palate as well as the impressively persistent and mouth coating finish. This impeccably well-balanced effort displays the inherent muscularity of a fine FrAcmiets and will need at least a decade to arrive at its apogee.