“In a word, lovely” - 2017 D'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Duc

Posted by Ian McFadden

Angerville’s monopole Clos des Ducs is the crown jewel of Volnay.

In 2017, a vintage that winemaker Guillaume d'Angerville called “tranquil,” Clos des Ducs stands out for its impeccable balance, beautifully delineated flavors, and a structure that all but ensures graceful aging.

Clos des Ducs produces some of the most intense, mineral-driven, and deeply complex examples of red Burgundy. The 2.4-hectare monopole can trace its roots back at least 500 years. It has a high elevation at 324 meters and is a steep, south-east facing slope with chalky soils. Simply put, Clos des Ducs is a special site. 

The 2017 is a vintage that captures the grandeur of Ducs with stunning precision. With all of its class, refinement, and impeccable breeding, the 2017 Ducs is a staggering success.

Very few producers managed to capture the vintage's purity and harmony and endow it with such a rigorous structure.  For me, the 2017 Clos des Ducs is a don’t-miss wine. It's a wine that I buy whenever I see it. 

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

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Burghound: "There is an overt spiciness to the even more restrained nose that blends notes of red cherry, plum, violet, lavender and a whiff of warm earth. The sleek, intense and chiseled middle weight flavors flash ample minerality before terminating in a youthfully austere and wonderfully persistent finish that, like the Caillerets, is impeccably well-balanced. This tautly muscular effort is also youthfully austere and very much built-to-age. In a word, lovely."