The 2018 Volnay Carelle Sous La Chapelle 1er Cru demonstrates some volatility on the nose compared to its peers, slightly masking the attractive red cherry and blueberry fruit underneath. A smear of boot polish becomes evident with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grip on the entry. Good weight in the mouth, though it lacks the nuance and precision of the Clos de la Chapelle and it fades on the aftertaste. Not bad overall. Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2018 red tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2034