Roche De Bellene Volnay Les Pitures 1er Cru 2008 - Expert wine ratings and wine reviews by WineAlign
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Very tight nose opened to black cherry and herbs. I tasted this blind with a bunch of other less pricey pinots and this did not stand out. It's clear that this is a well made wine but it's very tight now, almost dead. There's elegance i suppose and perhaps some complexity that may come out with time, but very little going on right now. I highly suspect that the label and pedigree have inflated the rating of this wine. The emperor is missing some clothes. It's a good wine, but you can get more for much less.
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Medium ruby in colour with a medium intense nose.
Positives: An elegant Pinot showing some spruce, cranberry, sour cherry, raspberry, rhubarb & light earthiness. Light to medium body, medium minus tannins, good acidity & medium+ length.
Negatives: A touch too sour on the finish.
Drink now & a very food friendly wine that you can match with game fowl.
Tasted: 16 Sept 12
Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 8.5+/10, Total: 17.5/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5
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Light-bodied, with lean cranberry/tart cherry flavours. This is tight and firm but finishes with very sour notes and high acidity. For me, a completely joyless wine at the present. maybe time will improve this but I wouldn't bet on it. Really disappointing given the glowing reviews. Tasted Sept 2013.