The Domaine de Montille was established in Volnay in the middle of the XVIII century. Today it farms 20 hectares of vines, essentially Premier and Grand Crus, mainly in the Côte de Beaune but also in the Côte de Nuits. The domaine produces about 8,000 cases covering 20 appellations. During the XX century, Hubert de Montille wrote the finest pages of the domaine’s history. The lawyer and his children have always strived to return their domaine, which had declined in the past, to the stature it once enjoyed. Furthermore, it is thanks to Hubert that during the 1960’s the domaine became renowned around the world.
A discreet application of wood sets off an intensely earthy and floral nose of both upper and lower register red and blue fruit aromas. There is a fine sense of tension to the powerful and large-scaled flavors that are blessed with an abundance of tannin-buffering dry extract that imparts a velvety texture to the mid-palate but the finish exhibits the classic austerity of a young Clos de Vougeot. Patience required. Score: 92-94; asted: Apr 01, 2012; Drink: 2025+; Allen Meadows - Burghound
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