Peter Maude Fine Wines
2021, Domaine Yvon Clerget, VOLNAY, 1er Cru, 'Clos du Verseuil'
The 2021 Volnay Clos de Verseuil 1er Cru was fully de-stemmed and matured in 20% new oak. This has a lovely oyster shell element on the nose, intertwined with lush red fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with lightly spiced red fruit, good grip and building weight in the mouth towards an almost Pommard-like finish. Convincing in terms of complexity here. 92-94 Neal Martin, Vinous.
The expressive fruit character of this wine displays notes of ripe cherry and rose petals, and a texture on the palate that is mineral and bright. It is a wine of great elegance, not as robust as the Rugiens or the Clos Vougeot in the same cellar, yet with a charm all its own. The grapes from the seventy-year-old vines in this 0.45-hectare monopole behind the winery in the centre of the village are usually de-stemmed 100%, and one senses the depth of flavour despite the light elegance of the wine. 94 Charles Curtis MW, Decanter.
The 2021 Volnay 1er Cru Clos du Verseuil is pure and elegant, offering up aromas of plums, sweet red berries, orange rind and peony, followed by a medium to full-bodied, satiny and sensual palate that compensates for what it lacks in depth and structure with perfume, charm and finesse. 92 William Kelley, Wine Advocate.
Drinking Window: 2025 - 2040