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hail and volnay 2013…

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?

  1. Triage should have been relatively easy because there was less to triage – though there was rot to remove too!
  2. The best domaines are very serious about their triage.
  3. 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…

2 responses to “hail and volnay 2013…”

  1. Peter Bamford

    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! 🙂

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