Wine Advocate - 93
Mingling rich aromas of blackberries, cassis and cherries with hints of grilled meat and espresso roast, the 2018 Volnay 1er Cru Les Santenots is medium to full-bodied, velvety and enveloping, with a gourmand core of fruit that largely cloaks its fine, powdery tannins—though the structure does assert itself on the finish.
Vinous - 91-93
The 2018 Volnay Les Santenots 1er Cru comes from the lieu-dit of Les Santenots-Dessous and is completely de-stemmed and matured in 20% new oak. It has a slightly earthy and more introspective bouquet compared to Clerget’s other 2018 Volnays, but no less compelling; lovely, pure mulberry aromas almost reluctantly unfurl with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannins and a fine line of acidity. Quite strict and linear toward the Pommard-like finish, which delivers wonderful tension and good length. Cellar this for three or four years, because there is great potential.
Jasper Morris - 91-94
40 hl/ha this year and vinified without whole bunches. Very dense purple. This is very attractive and absolutely in the spirit of Santenots, with its clay base adding structure and density. Excellent balance of fruit, oak, and tannins
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