Long Haul d'Angerville:
2005 D'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Champans

Posted by Ian McFadden

“This too will see its 25th birthday (and many more) in superb condition.” - Burghound

I’m very happy to offer Angerville’s Champans from the outstanding 2005 vintage.

In any vintage, Angerville’s Champans is a wine I really love. It shows the powerful, incredibly deep and mineral side of Volnay, while remaining beautifully detailed and finessed. In 2005, it's a showstopper.

The way that Champans ages is also no joke. As Burhound's quote indicates, this will likely reach its 25th birthday without breaking a sweat.

By now, the 2005 vintage in Burgundy needs no introduction. The wines are the total package of structure, concentration and vibrancy. No doubt, the 2005s are destined for the long haul.

Angerville’s Champans absolutely shined in 2005. For all its intensity and saturating minerality, there’s extraordinary tension and precision. It delivers regal power and a depth of complexity, along with a driving, focused finish. Even with over ten years of age, the 2005 Champans still offers up plenty of punch and gorgeous lift.

Champans is one of the great distance runners of Volnay. I’ve had stunning bottles of Champans with thirty years of age that were gorgeously fresh and mind-blowingly good. There’s no question that the 2005 will age profoundly well. Very happy to offer.

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

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2005 D'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Champans

Burghound: "A raspberry liqueur nose with hints of spice and underbrush merges into fresh, ripe, round and sweet flavors of surpassing intensity and purity that tighten up in a flash to become tight and linear on the precise, even laser-like finish. There is a beautiful tension to this wine and while there is a serious tannic backbone, this seems supple on the mid-palate because the structure is so well buffered. This too will see its 25th birthday (and many more) in superb condition."