Domaine Vincent Girardin Volnay Premier Cru "Les Santenots" 2016
(Burgundy, France) - [RP 93] [BH 90-92] [VM 89-91]
Regular price $95.00 Sale price $87.97 Save $7.03
About The Winery:
Vincent Girardin was born in Santenay, in the Côte de Beaune and is part of a winemaking family whose origins date to the 17th century (11th generation). Now in his forties, Vincent began in 1982 with only 2 hectares (5 acres) of vines. When his father retired, Vincent took over several additional hectares to which he could devote himself.
Vincent Girardin is a man of conviction. He knows what he wants. He has grasped his profession firmly with both hands. Vincent’s roots are deep in the most prestigious terroirs of Burgundy. He knows every vine, every parcel of land. He also ensures that the very highest quality is maintained by following each wine’s development every step of the way, at all times respecting the most important element of Burgundy – the individuality of its terroirs.
It is this very personal touch that conjures up the richness, harmony and elegance that make Vincent Girardin’s wines so sought-after. Vincent Girardin’s wife Veronique, has worked alongside Vincent at the Domaine since 1994.
"Already clear but not yet bottled, deep crimson in color. A gamy nose, very Santenay. Creamy on the palate – café au lait. It has some granular tannins, but they have juicy acidity along with some mint and dark chocolate and a hint of red licorice."
Ratings & Reviews
93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Lavish aromas of blackberries, rose petal and grilled game bird preface the 2016 Volnay 1er Cru Les Santenots, a medium to full-bodied, broad and expansive wine with a velvety chassis of structuring tannin, an ample and sapid core of fruit, tangy acids and a long, fragrant finish. This is a gourmand but precise Santenots from Eric Germain that is showing very well indeed." - William Kelley (30th Apr 2019)
90-92 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"Soft wood frames the exceptionally ripe yet fresh liqueur-like aromas of violet, cassis, plum and spice wisps. The lush, round and highly seductive medium-bodied flavors exude a subtle minerality on the sappy, solidly complex and balanced finale." - (Apr 15, 2018)
89-91 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media:
"Full, deep red with ruby highlights. Deeper aromas of plum, black cherry, licorice, chocolate and leather; this wine struck me as riper than in many past vintages. Plush, chocolatey and full, showing a deep but nicely integrated spicy quality to its plum and cherry fruit flavors. Finishes with substantial fine-grained dusty tannins." – Stephen Tanzer (Jan 2018)