Volnay 1er Cru Fremiets, 2012, Domaine Nicolas Rossignol
Note: 100% whole clusters
Reduction suppresses the fruit but not the floral aspects.
There is a lovely sense of underlying tension to the concentrated, velvety, powerful and palate coating large-scaled flavors that display good minerality that adds a sense of refinement to the austere and immensely persistent finish.
This is an unapologetic old school Pommard that is expressly built to age and will require lots of it. In sum, this is a very impressive effort but not for those who are looking for early accessibility.
Reviewer: Allen Meadows, Burghound.com