Burgundy & Champagne

Timed Online Auction, 2 - 12 June 2023

Champagne & Burgundy
About the Session

The wines of Burgundy and single vineyard Champagnes are produced in small quantities and command high prices. Rarely traded, mature bottles are even more rare in our small market.


  • Marquis d'Angerville; Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs; 2011; 2 (1 x 2); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 7 000 - 10 000

About this Item

2011 Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs
2 (1 x 2) 750ml

Complex, elegant and long-ageing, the wines of Domaine Marquis d'Angerville in Volnay are testament to one of the great domaines in Burgundy. From 1952 until his death in 2003, Jacques d’Angerville made his family domaine the flag bearer of Volnay. As Allen Meadows writes, his winemaking methods were ‘minimalist in the extreme’. A non-interventionist winemaker, as his father before him, Jacques allowed the domaine’s fine terroirs to be fully expressed in his wines. Rather putting his efforts into the vines, he trusted in great parcels and old vines of a unique clone, ‘Pinot d’Angerville’. The domaine holds four Crus: Fremiets, on the border or Pommard, Champans, Taillepieds, and the great d’Angerville monopole Clos des Ducs. Very littles has changed since Guillaume d’Angerville took over from his father in 2003. His wines possess the magic from his father’s legacy and, today, the demand for d’Angerville cuvées might even be greater than in Jacques’ day.

Critics Ratings

‘Very pale rust red. Freshness rather than evolution on the nose. Fruit is there but shows a tiny bit of dryness on the end, like the Lafarge Clos des Chênes 2011. Good energy here. And some development still to come.’ - Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, 17+/20 (Jul 2022)

‘The 2011 Volnay Clos des Ducs is all about texture. Silky, polished and impeccably graceful on the palate, the 2011 presents a finely-knit fabric of sweet red berries, anise, crushed flowers and sweet spices. Today, the 2011 is one of the more accessible recent young Clos des Ducs I can remember tasting. As such, the 2011 drinks well even at this young stage, although I will not be surprised to see it put on weight in bottle. A final burst of the sweet, exotic fruit leaves a lasting impression.’ - Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 93/100 (Mar 2013)

‘The 2011 Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs has an accomplished, sophisticated, mineral-driven bouquet that echoes the nascent 2012. The palate is crisp and a little leafy on the entry, something just slightly autumnal about it. The tannins are firm and just a touch austere, but they are neatly embroidered into the black fruit profile. The finish exerts a pleasant grip and it lingers long in the mouth. This is a classy wine hemmed in by an average growing season.’ - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 91/100 (Dec 2013)

Provenance

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