The 2012 Volnay 1er Cru Les Fremiets seems just a little dull on the nose, like a sulky teenager banned from playing his Marilyn Manson record. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe red berry fruit laced with mushroom and white pepper, although it is just missing a little complexity toward the finish. Fine, but perhaps more early drinking than its peers. Drink now-2019.
A knife-edge balance of earthy funk and beautiful red fruit on the nose. Convincingly done, if a bit nervy. Finish is perhaps a bit rough, tannin-wise. Richard Hemming MW