2017 Marquis d'Angerville Volnay Champans Premier Cru Magnum (1500ml)
Once again there is a highly appealing freshness to the essence of red cherry, raspberry and floral elements, the latter of which is reflected by the sleek and relatively refined medium-bodied flavors that possess excellent punch on the beautifully persistent though markedly structured finish. This isn't as refined as the Caillerets but there is slightly better mid-palate density.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
The 2017 Volnay 1er Cru Les Champans was showing especially well, bursting with expressive aromas of rose petal, ripe wild berries, blood orange rind and dark chocolate. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, rich and textural, with a layered core of concentrated fruit, fine structuring tannins and a long finish. The suppleness of the vintage has tempered Champans' tendency to structural muscularity but not its fleshy fruit, making for a delightful gourmand wine.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2019)
The 2017 Volnay Les Champans 1er Cru is tasted from two barrels. It demonstrates wonderful grace and precision with mineral-infused cranberry and wild strawberry fruit. There is a sense of vitality and sophistication here. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin. The oak is beautifully integrated, notes of orange rind and even just a subtle touch of honey towards the relatively powerful and sustained finish that just feels audacious. Wonderful.
Neal Martin - Vinous
Medium dense purple, the nose has gone missing for the moment. But the palate is absolutely gorgeous, beautifully multi-layered and with the requisite velvet texture. And lovely detailed alpine strawberry notes at the back. Far from a monster but very lovely.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy