1999 Nicolas Potel, Volnay Vieilles Vignes
A medium, medium-plus quite young looking colour. If it wasn’t so sweetly fruity I’d describe the nose as perfumed; it starts as a creamy ‘summer pudding’ with undertones of caramel, 2 hours is enough to focus the aromas to a beam of pure red berry – as perfect as a young villages Volnay can be. On your tongue it has A1 balance and a very understated impact. A characterful flavour in the finish that nods to the barrel but without any of the wood tannin texture. I spent most of my time sniffing, but it tastes rather good too. I rather wish I’d bought this in magnums – but hey-ho…
Rebuy – Yes
Galaxy’s centre tastes of raspberries and smells of rum, say ‘experts’
- All the hot news here of course! Perhaps the horse-head nebula brings a little brettanomyces too. 😉
- Or maybe the wine in your glass only “responds to the Moon’s rhythms“(?) Jamie Goode is anyway pooh-poohing the notion.
- Some lovely new photos again from Vincent Dancer; this time horses plouging and also ‘Montrachet Awakening’: