Taillepieds is one of the most highly regarded sites in Volnay. It is an extremely steep hillside, and got its name from the fact that due to the steepness. Its intensity is not immediately evident, as the fine and elegant character is what first strikes you. It manages to seem almost transparent, and still have amazing amounts of weight and structure. Over time it becomes apparent that this is very special, has an extraordinary finish, and will more than amply reward extended cellaring.
"There is excellent concentration and volume to the big-bodied and mineral-driven flavors that possess plenty of mouth coating dry extract, all wrapped in a firmly tannic, austere and mildly astringent finish. This too might be fined and in my view it should be as the balance at present isn't what it should be."