Lafarge's Volnay punches above its weight class.
Lafarge is one of our favorite producers; there is just something about the delineation, the fine-ness, the purity, the understated grace of these wines.
Also, the outrageous top-to-bottom quality of Lafarge's range blows us away. Everything from their Aligote all the way up to their mighty Clos des Chenes is stunning and a benchmark in its own right.
With that said, the Volnay is one of my go-to bottles. It's a wine that I stash in my cellar in quantity. Few village red Burgundies punch above their weight class the way that Lafarge's Volnay does.
Lafarge's Volnay struts a stony rigor, an energy and a seriousness and complexity that's exceedingly rare for the category. There’s an understated gracefulness and a tensile and beautiful lift.
The 2018 is a classic example of a warm vintage elevating villages wines to a very high level. Lafarge produced some of the best wines of the vintage. Nowhere is this more obvious than the Volnay AC. It shows mineral elegance and a terroir-soaked profile with an uncommon punch and breeding.
I strongly advise you to stock up. This is a bottle that over-delivers in a big way. It ages beautifully. After five or so years, it develops an impressive level of earthy and mineral-inflected nuance that's really enjoyable.
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Director, Fine & Rare Wine
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Burghound: "This is also wonderfully fresh and bright with its nicely elegant red cherry, currant, spice and softly earth-inflected aromas. Once again, the medium weight flavors possess a really lovely texture along with evident minerality on the balanced and sneaky long finish. This beautifully harmonious effort should age well over the mid-term."