2014 Joseph Drouhin Volnay
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale: $39.94 (was: $54.94)
Domaine Drouhin has cracked the code to delivering beautiful, site-specific red Burgundy with an equally attractive price tag. This 2014 Volnay is a classic expression of the climat, with spiced red berry fruit and a floral perfume that the area is so well loved for. Like most first tier villages, the Drouhin Volnay will have no trouble aging for over a decade, only adding to its already complex and ethereal aromatics. Whether savoring those aromas on their own or enjoying with lighter fall fare, the 2014 is a fresh and elegant vintage for this classic village which we have available today for the best price around!
Domaine Drouhin is an example of a larger domaine doing it right. Despite working with a head-spinning number of crus, they exercise extraordinary control over every step of the winemaking process, adopting biodynamic practices in the '90s. Drouhin even weathers their own French Oak barrels for no fewer than three years, and village wines like this Volnay are aged in cask (20% new) for up to 18 months.
Sourced from a site quite near Pommard, Drouhin’s Volnay has a excellent balance between delicate aromas and fine structure. With “less baby fat” than 2015, the ‘14 vintage in Volnay is one for “aromatic purity and verve” (Vinous) that will absolutely shine at the dinner table.
At $39.94, it’s a superb value Volnay with no compromise on quality. Cheers!