“Wonderfully refined” - 2014 D'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Champans

Posted by Ian McFadden

D’Angerville’s Champans shows Volnay’s powerful and deeply mineral side, while remaining beautifully detailed and finessed.

This helps to explain Champans' extraordinary track record for aging. Every time we've had the opportunity to drink old Champans they've been amazing. We’ve had bottles with fifty years of age that were still gorgeously fresh and completely stunning.

We've loved d'Angerville's Champans from the start, but the way it has evolved since release has been really impressive. The iron minerality, impeccable focus and verve has only become more vivid and punchy over time. Burghound really nails it when he writes: "wonderfully refined, layered and sleek."

Across the board, d’Angerville’s 2014s show brilliant complexity and saturating minerality. The vintage's low yields amplified these qualities in a dazzling way. It's easy to place d'Angerville as one of 2014's best collections in the Côte de Beaune.

The 2014 Champans flaunts a silken texture and outstanding length. There’s a sleek refinement and a riveting, tensile energy to the wine. When you consider the impressive structure and concentration, the ageability becomes obvious. This is a bottle that will sing after a decade or two in the cellar.

We first offered 2014 Champans in the fall of 2016. We were excited to offer it at the time and now that it's even better, we feel fortunate to be able to offer it again. This is a don't miss.

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Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits