Tasted at the domaine this 1er cru Volnay was initially closed. After a couple of minutes it opened up on glossy plums, red and black cherry. On the palate mineral, crunchy, cherry and a layer of strawberries. Tannins are definitely there but cloaked with several layers of fresh and ripe berry fruit. If you are looking for balance and structure this Taillepieds 2009 is a perfect example. The perfect symmetry of the wine reminded me of the Maison Carrée in Nîmes where the wine-maker François Bitouzet studied for 3 years. Can architecture inspire concepts for wine-making?