Robert Parker – 92-94
The 2013 Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds has an aloof, almost distant bouquet, laconic at the moment, although you can tell that there is plenty of coiled-up fruit waiting within. The palate is usually expressive (as Guillaume d’Angerville himself remarked.) It is very harmonious and perhaps silkier than the Caillerets, the tannins filigree with great detail and precision on the finish. Long in the mouth, this is a seriously fine, elegant Taillepieds.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2035
Vinous – 91-93
The 2013 Volnay Taillepieds shows the pedigree of this great site in its balance and poise. Absolutely nothing is out of place. Red stone fruits, mint, violets and graphite are some of the notes that flesh out in a slightly dark Taillepieds. Veins of cool, refreshing minerality perk up the flavors on the finish. There is plenty to look forward to here.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2035