2011 Volnay Santenots du Milieu

Lafon; Comtes

91Average Score
Red
6x75cl
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0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£530.00
Bts
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0 Immediate | 3 Marketplace
Duty Paid
£91.00
Bts
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0 Immediate | 10 Marketplace
£91.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
91
Critic Notes

An expressive floral-infused nose displays elegant, pure and airy essence of red pinot fruit and herbal tea scents. There is a seductive texture to the soil and mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that evidence a saline component on the complex, balanced and impressively lingering finish. This is a lovely wine that should offer up to a decade of development potential. <B>Tasted: Apr 15, 2014. Drink: 2019+</b>

Score: 91-/100Allen Meadows, Burghound

Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. The Volnay 1er Cru les Santenots 2011 from Comtes-Lafon has an agreeable bouquet with red cherries, raspberry and dried flowers, hints of lavender and rosemary developing with time. The palate is nicely balanced with fine tannins and well-judged acidity. It is a more feminine and lighter style of Volnay, but balanced, dovetailing into a rather conservative but fresh finish. This is a composed and refined showing. Nov 2014, www.robertparker.com

Score: 90-/100Neal Martin
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Sub-region
Volnay
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Sub-region
Volnay
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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