Peter Maude Fine Wines

2018, Domaine Blain-Gagnard, VOLNAY 1er Cru "Champans"

$98
Rich plump purple with a first-class nose. There is impressive density with a nice little crunch behind, more structure fruit and everything. A few cherries but much more in ripe raspberry mode. Excellent length. Some tannins too. **** 90-93 Jasper Morris MW

A cooler and spicier nose offers relatively elegant notes of various red berries and an evanescent floral wisp. The super-sleek, intense and sophisticated middle weight flavours exhibit really lovely detail and subtle minerality that suffuses the balanced finish. My sense is that this will more completely harmonise with a few years of bottle age and should amply reward 10+.
89-92 Burghound.

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