2018 Domaine Ballot-Millot Volnay Santenots

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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BH 91 JM 90
BH 91

Burghound, April 2020

An appealingly fresh nose combines notes of various red berries with those of spice and discreet earth wisps. There is a lovely sense of underlying vibrancy to the intense, chiseled and stony flavors that terminate in a...
JM 90

Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy, February 2020

From Les Plures. Medium deep purple, a sunny warm rich fruit, youngish vines around 20 years old, fresh bright fruit, perhaps rose petals, no great intensity, while the tannins are relatively gracious. Medium length, with...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Appellation Volnay
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2018 Domaine Ballot-Millot Volnay Santenots is a captivating red wine from the renowned Burgundy region of France. Crafted from the Pinot Noir grape variety, this wine showcases the exceptional quality and elegance that this varietal is known for.

In the glass, the wine displays a medium deep purple hue that is both alluring and enticing. Its color hints at the richness and depth that awaits the palate. On the nose, a bouquet of sunny warm fruits greets the senses. The freshness and brightness of the fruit are apparent, with delicate notes of rose petals adding a touch of elegance. Despite its youthful vines that are around 20 years old, this wine already exudes a remarkable level of complexity.

Upon tasting, the wine continues to impress with its gracious tannins and medium length. The palate is treated to a pleasing sensation of sunshine, further enhancing the enjoyment of the wine. There is a harmonious balance between the fresh fruit flavors and the subtle earthy undertones. The wine lingers on the finish, leaving a lasting impression of its finesse and sophistication.

Renowned wine critic Jasper Morris awarded this wine a score of 90, describing it as a wine with no great intensity but with a pleasing sunshine feel. Burghound also praised this wine, giving it a score of 91 and noting its fresh nose with red berry notes, spice, and discreet earth wisps. The reviewer also highlighted the wine's underlying vibrancy and serious, firm finish.

The 2018 Domaine Ballot-Millot Volnay Santenots is a wine that beautifully represents the character and terroir of Volnay. It is a wine that can be enjoyed now, but also has the potential to age gracefully. Pair it with roasted game birds or grilled salmon for an unforgettable dining experience.