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)