Vinous – 88
The 2016 Volnay Les Chevrets 1er Cru currently shows a lot of reduction on the nose that occludes the appellation profile. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, but it comes across as more winemaking than wine, with a simple finish that is pleasurable, but lacks the intellectual heft one should find in a Premier Cru. Drink over the next 15 years or so. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting in Burgundy.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035