2017 Bouchard Pere & Fils Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot (750ml)

Pinot Noir from Volnay, Burgundy, France

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Founded in 1731, the venerable house of Bouchard Pere & Fils manages 300 acres of vineyards of which 100 acres are classified as 1er Cru with 30 acres classified as Grand Cru. Among all these vineyard holdings there are as many as 70 wines produced. Bernard Bouchard purchased the Château de Beaune in 1820, a former royal fortress constructed in the 15th century by King Louis XI. Bouchard's expansive, deep cellars sit below. Unquestionably one of Burgundy's most historical producers, Bouchard delivered an incredible performance for both 2016 and 2017. In my recent tasting of these vintages, spanning their numerous holdings throughout the Côte and including both whites as well as reds, I was particularly pleased to discover a return to the very high quality I recall from superior vintages of the past.

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Bouchard has a substantial holding of 3.75ha in Cailleret Dessus, a vineyard it has owned since 1775, all located on shallow clay soils over a limestone bedrock. This is a finely balanced, nuanced Volnay that combines finesse with precision, concentration with depth. Zesty, chalky and long on the palate.

94 points, Tim Atkin, Decanter

The 2017 Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets Ancienne Cuvée Carnot is already extremely charming, bursting from the glass with a lavish bouquet of cassis, dried rose petals, coniferous forest floor and dark chocolate. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, supple and satiny, with an elegantly textural attack, a nicely concentrated core of fruit and lively acids, concluding with a precise, vibrant finish.

92 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Issue # 242 - Apr 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%
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