Peter Maude Fine Wines

2021, Maison Benjamin Leroux, VOLNAY, 1er Cru, 'Santenots'


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One third whole bunch vinification. Rather more colour here, bright crimson, the whole bunches give more intensity to the bouquet, red berry alpine strawberry, and a juicy generous finish. This is really lovely in a medium intense setting and very persistent. The crop was 24 hl/ha from a vine which never gives enormously. Superb. **** 92-94 Jasper Morris MW.

The 2021 Volnay Santenots 1er Cru had a decent-sized crop. Its nose presents open-knit, red berry fruit, with plenty of sous-bois and a touch of mint. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-boned tannins and a touch of white pepper thanks to the one-third whole bunches. There's a gentle grip on the finish. 89-91 Neal Martin, Vinous (tasted Nov 2022).

Drinking Window: 2026 - 2033

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