TN: 1971 Joseph Voillot Volnay Fremiets

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#1 Post by alan weinberg »

light in color and body, the wine has a very pretty nose and palate, ripe layered red fruits and lots of cherries, a long clean finish and good acidity. While it won't get any better, it'll stay a long time at this level. There's a slightly sour twang on the finish that I expect will disappear in a few minutes; this note is written shortly after opening the bottle and the wine hasn't evolved yet. The wine is elegant and a bit austere yet quite pretty and quite enjoyable. I liked the 79 a bit better, also opened recently--the mouthfeel was silkier and the fruit a bit crisper. The wine isn't making me "chortle with mirth" à la David S, though I did smile widely for a moment. But, nahh, who am I kidding, Burgundy doesn't age.

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Alan, would the bottle have been re-conditioned at the Domaine? I recently had a 1980 Champans that was and as tasty as it was I would love to have seen a bottle that had not been topped up.
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Jeremy Holmes wrote:Alan, would the bottle have been re-conditioned at the Domaine? I recently had a 1980 Champans that was and as tasty as it was I would love to have seen a bottle that had not been topped up.
though not represented as such when sold, the fill was so high and the cork so young that it must have been reconditioned--hopefully with the same wine. I would prefer an original bottle with a wizened old cork. Hopefully, though, when I'm old and decrepit, I can also be reconditioned into such a fine specimen as this . . .
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#4 Post by billnanson »

An absolute baby by comparison - I'm loving Voillot's 93 Meursault Cras right now; iodine, taught muscle, lovely acidity - far from a stereotypical Meursault with vanilla...
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#5 Post by Jerry Hey »

I had one of these over the holidays and it was a lighter styled wine but still with plenty of nice older Burg character. I didn't even think about it being reconditioned but now that you mentioned it, the bottle was pristine - very full fill with almost no sediment. But for what the price tag was on these, I think it was a good buy.

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#6 Post by Andre M »

Has anyone tasted this wine recently?
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