Volnay 2010, Comte Armand

There is an argument to be made that 2010 is, with 2015, one of the two finest vintages for red Burgundy in the last decade. These wines have flesh and poise which is a rare combination. From the famous Domaine Comte Armand in Pommard this 2010 Volnay has a medium red cherry colour which has a clay tinge on the rim. Sweet cherry nose followed by violets, cooked orange, star anise, wet slate, hawthorn, late summer hay and a waft of truffle. A tremendously enjoyable bouquet! Medium plus acidity, ripe red apple, medium to light body, its bright but not sharp, more tangy than other 2010s I have tried but with fine tannins. Oozes quality and careful husbandry of the vineyards. Lacks a bit of fruit content and depth on the palate. Glad five more bottles remain... Scores 81/100 which is a very high score for a village appellation.


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