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2011 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay Clos des Ducs
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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2014

Palish bright red.  Highly perfumed nose combines redcurrant, cherry, smoky minerals and faded flowers, complicated by earth and caramel nuances.  Taut and juicy in the mouth, with a tightly coiled spring of pungent minerality energizing the youthful flavors of ripe cherry, redcurrant, smoke and spices.  Much less creamy than the Champans, with a saline calcaire element giving the mid-palate uncanny detail.  Finishes sweet, subtle and long, with utterly seamless, fine-grained tannins.  With its firm tannins and strong minerality, this should make a great dinner companion--but give it at least six or seven years in the cellar.

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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