2019 Domaine Bernard & Thierry Glantenay Volnay Les Santenots Premier Cru
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2019 Domaine Bernard & Thierry Glantenay Volnay Les Santenots Premier Cru

Burgundy, FRANCE
$220. 00
$2640.00 Dozen
ABV: 14%
Closure: Cork

Once known only to a dedicated group of Burgundy devotees due to their reputation selling much of the production to noted perfectionists Dominique Laurent and Lalou Bize-Leroy, Domaine Thierry Glantenay now enjoys no such anonymity. Formally trained as an engineer, Thierry brings those methodical and exacting skills to his winemaking, crafting ethereal Volnay and powerful Pommard that display fantastic transparency of each specific terroir. Blessed with small parcels in the best vineyards of Volnay and Pommard, Thierry has set about a gradual process of refining and perfecting how his vines are managed, and guiding the wines through vinification with a delicate touch.

Other Reviews....
The 2019 Volnay 1er Cru Les Santenots was the last wine in the cellar to finish its malolactic fermentation, and its bouquet of smoky blackberries and cherries was still comparatively unformed. Medium to full-bodied, layered and lively, its bright acids and powdery tannins mark it out as a particular success this year.
91-93+ points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)

The 2019 Volnay Les Santenots 1er Cru is the only cru completely de-seemed as Glantenay felt that it was already powerful. It has a clean and pure bouquet with red cherries and wild strawberry, undergrowth and light black pepper scents. The palate is well balanced, succulent and fleshy, a generous Santenots that benefits from Glantenay's decision to eschew stems. Quite saline on the finish, this is excellent. Drink 2024 - 2040.
92-94 points
Neal Martin - Vinous