Why you shd be v v circumspect when buying Volnay 2013 http://t.co/PhnXMyu19R
— Jancis Robinson (@JancisRobinson) July 11, 2014
One of the best articles I’ve read in a while, on Jancis’s site, written by Mark Haisma. I really should try to visit Mark!
As you will note from the tweet of Jancis above, she’s worried about 2013 Volnays and urging caution. This is only a small part of the article, but to my mind, this article is the perfect example of why you won’t have a problem with 2013 Volnay if you buy from respected names. My reasoning?
- Triage should have been relatively easy because there was less to triage – though there was rot to remove too!
- The best domaines are very serious about their triage.
- And like Mark, above, if it’s not right, they won’t put their label on it!
Now if you buy from a négoce that you don’t know, then of-course, caveat emptor…
There is one response to “hail and volnay 2013…”
Your praise is ironic, Bill, because I know that Mark considers himself decidedly not a writer! He is, however, as you can tell from his article, a good, honest Aussy. As well as being an excellent winemaker a further attribute is his trustworthiness: he managed to run an event for me one evening in Nottingham despite a sudden critical need to get to London and back on the same afternoon! A great guy who you should definitely meet up with. You’ll tell what he can do with wine (in a very non-Australian style – pretty, lively and elegant) the moment you taste just his Bourgogne! 🙂
But it’s the story, the info that’s so interesting Peter – who cares about grammar and syntax? – clearly not me, Peter 😉