Allen Meadows 2011
2011 Volnay "En Carelle": A beautifully elegant and pure nose speaks of essence of red berries, spice, and stone hints that are also reflected by the silky, detailed, and vibrant middle-weight flavors that possess a very supple mid-palate. There is lovely balance and excellent length to the mouth-coating finish, and this should reward 7 to 10 years of cellar time. Good juice. Score: 91 points / 2018+.

2011 Volnay "Clos de la Chapelle" (monopole): This is also attractively airy, elegant, and ultra-pure with its extract of red Pinot fruit, intense dried floral aromas that are laced with anise hints. There is really lovely detail and vibrancy to the equally refined medium-bodied flavors that possess a supple mouthfeel before culminating in a silky finish that is a bit more persistent, if not quite as complex, at least not yet. A qualitative choice. Score: 91 points / 2017+.

2011 Pommard "Les Chanlins" vieilles vignes: Here too there is a real sense of refinement, though as pretty as this is, it cannot match its two Volnay stablemates in this regard. There are plenty of earth and underbrush nuances to the mineral-inflected, cool, and pure red currant, cherry, and spice aromas. There is good power and intensity to the textured, broad-shouldered, and mineral-driven flavors that possess a sophisticated mouthfeel, all wrapped in a moderately austere but balanced and wonderfully persistent finish. This is definitely Pommard in basic character but refined Pommard. Score: 92 points / 2021+.