06 domaine du pavillon volnay santenots

Update 10.2.2009(28.1.2009)billn

Albert Bichot's Domaine du Pavillon Volnay 1er SantenotsAlbert Bichot Profile
Albert Bichot's Domaine du Pavillon Volnay 1er Santenots
My last bottle for a few days I suppose – I also just cancelled some lovely visits in the Côtes for the next two days – why? The blocked nose and the coughing; not what many vignerons want in their cellar and it’s clearly not a great introduction on your first visit!
This bottle tasted lovely on day one, on day 2 I’d already lost most of my taste…
2006 Domaine du Pavillon, Volnay 1er Santenotstry to find this wine...
Hmmm – interesting wine. On the first sniff there was a hint of unwelcome aldehyde, on the second it was already transformed to flower petals. Slowly the aromas took on density if not so much depth. The flavour reminded me very-much of recently drunk Santenots – but on checking I was surprised to see that my last two were both from 2005, not 2006. There is width, a smattering of faintly astringent tannin and then a lovely extra dimension of creamy red fruit in the mid-palate. Just ripe enough and nicely plump yet almost good enough acidity. This is a very lovely glass and though perhaps missing a comparative hint of intensity, can stand next a decent bottle from 2005. Based on the price I paid, and by recent standards this is a super value bottle.
Rebuy – Yes

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There is one response to “06 domaine du pavillon volnay santenots”

  1. bmcq1st February 2009 at 5:40 pmPermalinkReply

    So is your opinion of 2006 rising a bit?

    For sinus irritations, try a neti pot, either porcelain or metal. It does wonders.

    • billn1st February 2009 at 7:55 pmPermalinkReply

      Not sure I ever had a ‘downer’ on 2006 – only the flabbier whites…

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