This Domaine has become an Envoyer favorite. The 2015 Volnay 1er Brouillard was a show stopper, and we depleted all the supplier's inventory. The 2018 Volnay 1er Roncert is the best 2018 we have tasted so far. It possesses elegance and refinement that we have not tasted yet in any other 2018' s—incredible aroma of red flowers, pomegranate, red currant, mineral, animal fur, and underbrush. The palate is incredibly refined with no hard edges, and lots of lingering dry extract of red fruits, spice notes, minerality, all kept in perfect check by the wine's acidity. Volnay's high tones and elegance seems to have worked well with this riper vintage. This wine can be enjoyed now, but it will develop in the bottle for another decade or more if you can keep your hands off it. This is great juice!
Allen Meadows 90-92 points! "A pretty if decidedly restrained nose shyly offers up its aromas of ripe red and black berry liqueur, violet and lilac. The suave but reasonably well-detailed medium weight flavors exhibit good minerality on the anise-inflected and youthfully austere finish. This is a lovely and harmonious effort."