Volnay is one of the most disappointing villages in the Cotes de Beaune, with only a handful of producers making really fine wine wines. There are none better than Michel Lafarge, one of the great estates of Burgundy and quite frankly, terrific value in any context of fine wine. The 2018 Bourgogne rouge is magnificent and better than most Volnay at double the price. Lifted, floral nose of violets, cherry, plum and raspberry. There is a density of flavour, tippy toe elegance, is utterly fresh and vital, lithe and juicy. This has everything! Exceptional Burgundy. Waters Wine Co.
The 2018 Bourgogne Pinot Noir offers black cherries, raspberry and light floral notes on the nose, which is quite pure in style and finely delineated. The harmonious palate is underpinned by fine tannins and vivid red fruit on a finish so approachable that you could drink it directly from any one of its used barrels. 89-90 points, Neil Martin, Vinous
Bursting with notes of plums, sweet berry fruit and flowers, the 2018 Bourgogne Pinot Noir is medium to full-bodied, succulent and lively, with fine tannins, a fleshy core and an attractively sapid finish. This is dependably one of the region’s best generic Bourgognes, and the 2018 rendition is no exception. 89 points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
Fom 40+ year old vines in Petit Pré which was once classified as Volnay villages. Once again there is an appealing freshness to the cool essence of red pinot fruit and softly spicy aromas. The sleeker and equally vibrant flavors possess a slightly finer mouthfeel while delivering lovely persistence on the refreshing finale. This too is impressive for what it is and while it could be aged to good effect, it should also be enjoyable young. 87-89 points, Allen Meadow, Burghound