Beautiful thing, beautiful thing!

Volnay Premier Cru les Mitans 1993, Hubert de Montille

This has an exceptionally beautiful nose of raspberries and soft earth. It has a very sedate level of alcohol (12% claimed) making this pure and focused rather than ripe and heady. The palate is very vigorous and full of life. It has good, fruity acidity and obvious tannins, but it is such a little gem of fruit and charm that these do not unbalance it. It is very well balanced, in fact, and very lovely. An excellent Volnay that is drinking very well now.

This will be consumed with roast duck, and with great pleasure. It is a seriously lovely and seriously fine wine.