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Volnay Distance Runner:
2008 Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Champans

Catching d'Angerville's Champans in the right vintage is an extraordinary experience.

Last weekend, we offered the amazing 2010 Champans. Today, I'm happy to offer the 2008, another personal favorite vintage of Champans. These are the only bottles available in the country. 

The King of Chardonnay’s Cult Pinots 1996-2017:
Lafon Volnay 1er Cru Santenots-du-Milieu & Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chêne

“Refinement and Purity”
- 2017 D'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds 750s & Magnums

“As is often the case, I was particularly taken with the quality I found here." - Burghound When d’Angerville’s wines are in the zone, they’re absolutely breathtaking.

“In a word, lovely” - Lowest Price:
2017 D'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs Magnums

Lowest Price In The Nation Angerville’s monopole Clos des Ducs is the crown jewel of Volnay. Clos des Ducs produces some of the most intense, mineral-driven, and deeply complex examples of red Burgundy. It's a wine that ages so beautifully that it almost demands to be bottled in magnum.

"Classy and impeccably well-balanced" -Burghound
2017 Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets

The 1er Cru Caillerets is likely the most supremely elegant and mineral wine of Volnay.

"A seriously impressive effort that is built to age"
- 2010 D'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Champans

Last Monday, we offered d'Angerville's 2013 Ducs. Today, I'm excited to offer the 2010 Champans. I've been obsessed with d'Angerville since my visit there a few weeks ago. It was magical.

"Bulletproof Volnay" - 2013 D'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs

D'Angerville's 2013 Ducs is an astonishing success. D'Angerville's 2013s stand out for their striking clarity and precision. The 2013 Ducs distills the site down to its essence. And it's absolutely captivating.

Dazzling Classicism: 2014 d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets

In 2016, I made d'Angerville's 2014 Caillerets my wine of the year. Almost two years later, I'm really pleased with the decision. The wine is beautiful. That's why I couldn't resist this small parcel.

"Terrific" - 2015 D'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets

D'Angerville's Caillerets is Volnay at its most painstakingly precise. It's also one of the hardest to find in quantity.

Wine of the Year Revisited:
2014 D'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets

In December, I made the 2014 Caillerets my wine of the year. Since then, I've only grown more fond of this bottle.

Don't Miss Burgundy Value:
2008 Chandon de Briailles Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets

Along with Clos des Ducs, Caillerets is Volnay's top 1er Cru site. Many Burgundy experts would argue forcefully for its Grand Cru caliber. Today, we're happy to offer a 2008 Caillerets at a price that many current vintage Bourgogne Rouge go for.

“Superb precision and cut” -
2014 D'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Champans

D’Angerville’s Champans has an extraordinary track record for aging. Every time we have the opportunity to drink old Champans it’s an amazing experience. We’ve had bottles with fifty years of age that were still gorgeously fresh and completely stunning.

"Magnificently Pure" - 2005 Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs

It's very likely that the 2005 Clos des Ducs will go down as one of the greatest examples ever. It's an epic wine.

Under-the-Radar Lafarge
2013 Lafarge Volnay Vendanges Sélectionnées

The Vendanges Sélectionnées may be the hidden gem of Lafarge’s line-up. I'm happy to offer the 2013 Volnay VS at the lowest price around. 

Punching Above Its Weight Class: 2014 Lafarge Volnay

This is one of my best scores of the year. There are times when I can imagine drinking nothing besides Lafarge. The wines are brimming with soul, finesse and fascination.

The Master shows them how once again!
2004 Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chenes

"The Master shows them how once again!" —Clive Coates Clive Coates said it right. Some of you may be surprised that he's talking about the '04 Chênes. No one would say this was an easy vintage for Burgundy. 

Lovely stuff - 2004 Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos du Chateau des Ducs

There are times when I can imagine drinking nothing besides Lafarge. That speaks volumes about their consistency, soulfulness and age-worthiness. Every vintage, Lafarge seems to find a way to shock and surprise. When you taste his '03s, this becomes clear. He produced incredibly and uniquely successful wines in this brutally hot and difficult vintage.  

2008 & 2011 Lafarge Volnay 1er Crus:
Clos de Château des Ducs & Clos des Chênes

I've always loved Lafarge's wines, but over the past couple of years I've grown obsessed with them. When you drink old bottles of Lafarge, it really cements how profound, soulful and fine they are. They offer some of the most compelling and singular Burgundy experiences that I know. 

Crystal Clear Elegance: 2010 Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets

I'm going to keep this short. This is an extremely rare wine from a great vintage. Lafarge has a mere 0.3ha in Caillerets, one of Volnay's top sites. Finding the wine in any quantity is next to impossible. 

Beautiful and utterly classic set of wines
2010 Lafarge Volnay

"The 2010 range at Domaine Lafarge is going to be a beautiful and utterly classic set of wines." -John Gilman 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.