Medium red. Sexy, inviting aromas of redcurrant, minerals, smoke and rose petal. Juicy and fine-grained but youthfully imploded, with very good acidity giving this large-scaled wine excellent delineation. Finishes very long and sweet, with a boatload of powerful but ripe tannins. Offers superb potential but will require considerable patience.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2035
Robert Parker 89
The 2012 Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets has a slightly more subdued bouquet compared to the Fremiets. There is a palpable earthiness to the nose: freshly tilled soil and spring meadow. It unfurls with aeration in the glass with faint scents of wild mint and potpourri. The palate is medium-bodied, the fruit profile moving toward red rather than the Fremiet’s black. As such, it has a femininity and playfulness about it, a pretty Caillerets that feels just a little attenuated towards the finish, but remains fresh and lively, and graces the drinker with a pleasant saline aftertaste. Drink 2015-2025.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025