Tasting notes from Robert Parker:
"The 1993 Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs was one of the surprise showings at the vertical in September 2010. Served blind four years later, it remains an excellent Clos des Ducs. It is bridled with immense purity and panache on the nose, so much so that it would be difficult to pin down as a '93. There is an earthy tincture that I did not recollect on the previous bottle. The palate is more open than the bottle I encountered last year (November 2013). It is very pure with red plum and mulberry fruit, touches of cassis and perhaps just lacking the joie de vivre that it had in abundance a decade ago. It is continuing a graceful decline albeit from a high point, so there is still at least 10 years' of enjoyment here."