Domaine Francois Buffet Volnay 1er Cru Clos de la Rougeotte Monopole 2016 (5349)

Domaine Francois Buffet Volnay 1er Cru Clos de la Rougeotte Monopole 2016 (5349)

France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Volnay
Pinot Noir

0.52 hectares with a vine age of 52 years.


Jancis Robinson: This is the family’s monopole. Wines, made only 10 hl/ha thanks to the frost, were aged for 22 months in oak. 16/20


JAsper Morris MW: All destemmed this year. Very pure refined purple with a delicious floral nose, very exciting. Quite rich ripe fruit, dark raspberry, maybe some chocolate, a fine thread of acidity and then some quite firm tannins to finish. 90 Points

Special AUD$115.50

Professional Reviews

The World of Fine Wine

A sound deep red, with a touch of evolution at the rim. Good solid red fruit on the nose, quite late picked, seemingly, almost some prunes. Glycerol legs. This freshens up steadily in the glass, showing some weight behind, very peppery notes, and very good length.


Darren Harris

Buffet's Monopole is just half a hectare in size. More aromatic and layered than Le Village with strong notes of raspberry and minerals. The palate builds in the middle with juicy fruit followed by a reasonably firm finish.

24 Feb 2019: Tasted blind. Intense nose of dark fruits and minerals with a back note of fine herbs. The palate is long and complex with texture and freshness. A little more savoury than Taillepieds. A most interesting Volnay.


Vinous Media - Neal MArtin

The 2016 Volnay Clos de la Rougeotte 1er Cru offers plenty of crushed strawberry and red plummy fruit on the nose, although it does not deliver the same clarity as its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, fresh and slightly citric. A nice touch of piquancy here lends vigour and tension with a neatly controlled finish. Thankfully the aromatics meliorate with aeration, resulting in a very commendable Volnay that just needs bottle age. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting in Burgundy. (Drink between 2022-2040),

Darren's Notes

Producer's Notes

Domaine Francois Buffet

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An eighth generation domaine in the heart of Volnay with vineyard holdings in the top Premier Crus as well as the Monopole Clos de la Rougeotte.

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