The 2017 Volnay Clos des Santenots 1er Cru is a 1.19-hectare monopole and comes from the oldest vines only. Slightly deeper in colour than the Volnay Santenots, it has an attractive bouquet with violet-tinged black and bluer fruit, perhaps more "Volnaysian" than the cuvée from the younger vines. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, and crisp acidity. Fresh in the mouth but perhaps the growing season denies the depth and complexity on the finish. Or maybe it has something up its sleeve? We will see – I remain prudent for now.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2032