2014 Volnay, Clos de la Cave des Ducs, 1er Cru, Benjamin Leroux

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The bouquet offers brilliant, pure fruit with real energy along with a floral note of violets and dark cherries. We love this cuvée, which happily escaped the hail. This is hugely satisfying on the palate, with a fabulous long finish. “This is definitely the best vintage I have made in white,” says Benjamin. “The wines have great vineyard definition; I would just have loved to have made more. It is my style of vintage.” His reds, too, have gorgeous layers of ripe fruit, so 2014 is clearly a significant success all round for Benjamin. Further cuvées are available from Benjamin and can be foun