Red Burgundy - 2002 - Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs - D’Angerville

d’Angerville’s Clos des Ducs has ascended to the level of the top collectible wines of the Côte d’Or

  • Region: Red Burgundy
  • Producer: D’Angerville
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Rating: 94
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1Case75cl12
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Tasting Notes

d’Angerville’s Clos des Ducs has ascended to the level of the top collectible wines of the Côte d’Or
Domaine Marquis d'Angerville
2002
Volnay "Clos des Ducs"  ♥
1er Cru Red 750 ml
Score: 94
Drink: 2010-20
Outstanding
Producer note: As I reported in Issue 12, the legendary Jacques d'Angerville passed away, leaving his son Guillaume and his son-in-law Renaud de Villette in charge. In what is good news for all the fans of Domaine d'Angerville, Guillaume assured me that there will be no fundamental changes in either the viticulture or the wines. Remember that de Villette had been assisting Jacques for more than 15 years and thus knows the methods and philosophies intimately and d'Angerville noted that "when you have a winning formula, why change it simply for the sake of change?" He went on to comment that "the defining element of 2002 is balance. The wines have everything they need and in the right proportions, especially ripe phenolics. We harvested a bit more than 40 hl/ha overall, which is certainly more than the 25 hl/ha in 2001. The grapes were so ripe that everything came in at over 13% and there was virtually no chaptalization. I think it's even better than 1999 because of the near perfect balance yet with the already completely integrated tannins, the '02s will drink well young but age for 15 to 20 years with no problem". The wines were bottled a bit earlier than usual, which is to say December and I tasted them in February. As d'Angerville suggests, these '02s are brilliantly balanced and while they may not last quite as long as the more structured '99s, they are genuinely stunning wines. Notes: the d'Angerville '01s have put on some weight since I last tasted them and I have adjusted my scores accordingly. Also, there is no Caillerets for the time being as much of the older vines were replanted recently. 
Tasting note: As it almost always is in its youth, this is a linear wine but the '02 ratchets up the minerality and that sense of almost exacting precision and detail. The tannins are not quite as firm as those of the Taillepieds yet here there is another level of elegance and purity with absolutely perfect harmony and a subtle, understated, almost Zen-like reserve. In short, this is a classic Clos des Ducs that will rival such memorable vintages as 1978, 1985, 1991 1993, 1996 and 1999. If you love Clos des Ducs, don't miss the '02.