Robert Parker – 90
The 2013 Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets comes from young 10-year-old vines in what Thomas Bouley opined is the best terroir in the appellation. This vintage is 100% destemmed because of the age of the vines. Matured in one-third new oak (one new out of the three!) it has a refined bouquet with wilted rose petal scents infusing the bright, vivacious red cherry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, fleshy tannins that again, disguise the backbone of this Volnay. There is good depth here and a little salinity on the linear finish that begs another sip. This is very fine.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2032
Vinous – 90+
The 2013 Volnay Les Caillerets 1er Cru has wonderful delineation and energy on the nose with cranberry, raspberry and a subtle cassis note. The palate is slightly loaded towards the front end with superb density on the entry, svelte in texture but just tapering a little towards the finish. Still, this is a fine showing and it may improve with bottle age. Tasted at Goedhuis & Co.’s annual Burgundy tasting in London.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035