Took us some time to coax the flavours out of this villages Volnay from Domaine Bzikot yesterday evening. It goes to show one should never judge a wine too harshly the moment it is opened, and that wine prep is pretty crucial for maximum enjoyment if time permits. Unlike some wines which may provide instant gratification, this Volnay is more of a slow starter that require some patience before it will reveal its true colours.
Ruby-garnet red with a thin meniscus, the wine was quite lifeless on the nose for the first hour or so with just some single dimensional, faint, light red fruits and tart red cherry flavours. But guess what? An hour after that, the wine that was left in the bottle transformed into richer and darker notes of cherries, violets, spices and lightly toasted coffee aromas, mingled with light oak tones, mandarin peel, ripe sappy red fruits, a touch of dried hawthorn and earthy flavours. Tannins are quite chewy but ripe, framed together by a bright acidity and a rather spicy finish. Those who prefer the more traditional, gentle, subtle, unpretentious and brambly Volnay may find Bzikot's version a joy to drink. As for wine drinkers who love the more extracted, intense, oaky, tannic and powerful style of Volnays, please look elsewhere.
Since National Day is approaching soon, we are offering this 2011 Volnay by Bzikot at a special price of $80 nett per bottle (do bear in mind that most brand new releases of villages Volnay in SG now cost around $90-110+) from now until 9th August 2021. Those who purchase the National Day Bundle of Guiberteau will enjoy an additional $5 discount on these bottles of Volnay too. Drop us a text at 9164 8250 to chope yours before they run out!