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April 1, 200792-95 A reserved and inexpressive nose of distinctly ripe red berry fruit and subtle warm earth and underbrush notes where the latter element continues onto the dense, rich and powerful medium full flavors supported by impeccably ripe structure on the energetic and hugely long finish. Like the Brouillards, this is the best Voillot Champans in years as it's blessed with absolutely superb material and knockout length plus the sense of transparency and balance are reference standard. However, this will not be a 'crowd pleaser' young as it will need plenty of time to unfold.
June 200789-90 The 2005 Volnay Champans (from vines averaging 50 years of age in a cru of which the domaine owns a good 8%) offers sour cherry, red currant, rose hip, and cinnamon aromas, clear, juicy fruit with underlying wet stone on the palate, and alluring fresh ripe fruit and sweet spice in its finish. Slightly less sleek, refined or cutting than the Brouillards, and exhibiting as yet little of the fungal, forest floor or game elements one might expect to encounter in this site, this nevertheless displays admirable purity and at least decade-long aging potential. The sleek, well-concentrated, and fascinatingly-flavored 2004, incidentally – “picked berry by berry” to avoid any taint of hail, says Charlot – is no less excellent.