Bill Nanson 2013

2013 Volnay 1er cru En Carelle : Destemmed. Deep colour. Deep, dark and pretty fruit on the nose too. Wide and silky palate but with plenty of tannin below. This is very serious and betrays a growing floral flavour too. Very good...

2013 Volnay 1er cru Clos de la Chapelle : (Just bottled the week before). Gas on a palate that shows lots of width and intensity - all the material for a great wine - but not easy to taste today. 

2013 Volnay 1er cru Taillepieds : More mineral and flexible than the 'Chapelle.' A powerful wine but then a reductive flavour emerges too. Still, this finishes very long - an excellent finish! 

2013 Pommard 1er cru Les Chanlins Très Vieilles-Vignes : I normally associate TVV with 100+ year-old vines - these are merely 90! A deep pot of super-smooth fruit. Gassy but also lithe and concentrated - no fat here - just a fine base of tannin. Really super finish and potential here. Bravo!  

2013 Pommard 1er cru Grands Epenots : The vines here are 25 years old. Here the reduction is much fainter - the nose is still super-deep and slowly adds higher tones too. Lithe and mineral in the mouth, the acidity and tannin making life a little mouth-puckering today - but there's gorgeously fine, lingering, dark fruit in the finish though.

2013 Corton-Rognets Grand Cru  : Everything certified organic here. Beautiful, ripe, fresh, dark fruit with a floral twist. Oh - shame - rather too fizzy to fully appreciate but there's very fine tannin and a mouth-watering finish. This will be really super!

2013 Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru : Also a deep and floral nose - really impressive. Wide, simply electric flavour - maybe more structured than the Rognets but here is another wine that will be really something!

2013 Beaune 1er cru Les Reversées Blanc : 25-year-old vines sited near those of Bouchard Père's Clos de la Mousse. Hoping that biodynamics will help keep the tension in the wine. Pear-drops on the nose. The palate is wide and fresh but with lots of weight.

2013 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru : From En Charlemagne, the vines just above those of Roumier. A high-toned nose with a faint but pretty floral note. Very silky. Here is a wine full of dimension - it's simply first class. Excellent!