The last bottle tonight is interesting: still quite dry and with noticable tannins (at least if drunk without food) but I think it has come round. It is still quite challenging but I like that. There's no shortage of fruit and a decent complexity. Quite earthy too as perhaps Volnay should be and the new oak is no longer evident. It needs drinking up - I suspect this is the end of its best-drinking plateau which might have been quite short.
One never stops being surprised by the way wines develop - I opened this feeling that it would probably be a bit past it (if it ever had a peak) and now feel its a bit too good to be slurping on my own on a Thursday night!
It's another pretty decent 1987 though - but like all but the absolute stars of the vintage it does need to be drunk.