Bouchard Volnay 1er cru Taillepieds 2018

Pinot Noir from Volnay, Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France
WA 91-93
AM 91-93
DE 92
13.0% ABV
Item # 336806

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$89.95
750ml
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91-93 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "Bouchard's 2018 Volnay 1er Cru Les Taillepieds opens in the glass with aromas of cherries, red berries and plums mingled with notions of spices and rose hips. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and youthfully introverted, with tangy acids and chalky tannins that I suspect will have further resolved by the time the wine is bottled in spring 2020. (Jan 2020)"

91-93 points and 'Sweet spot/Outstanding,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): "Very generous wood influence again stops just short of dominating the more floral-suffused aromas of spiced black cherry, exotic tea and a whiff of very ripe plum. The middle weight flavors possess a slightly finer texture that brims with evident minerality on the bright, youthfully austere and chiseled finish. This too is going to require extended patience. Drink: 2033+. (Apr 2020)"

92 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): "This is certainly one of the more concentrated Volnays of the vintage, but the richness and plummy, mulberry fruity concentration is balanced by some freshness and spice from 30% whole bunches. The acidity comes through on the finish, which is farmed by scented 20% new wood. Plush and textured with a backbone of firmish tannins. Drinking Window: 2024-2032. (Oct 2019)"
91-93 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "Bouchard's 2018 Volnay 1er Cru Les Taillepieds opens in the glass with aromas of cherries, red berries and plums mingled with notions of spices and rose hips. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and youthfully introverted, with tangy acids and chalky tannins that I suspect will have further resolved by the time the wine is bottled in spring 2020. (Jan 2020)"

91-93 points and 'Sweet spot/Outstanding,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): "Very generous wood influence again stops just short of dominating the more floral-suffused aromas of spiced black cherry, exotic tea and a whiff of very ripe plum. The middle weight flavors possess a slightly finer texture that brims with evident minerality on the bright, youthfully austere and chiseled finish. This too is going to require extended patience. Drink: 2033+. (Apr 2020)"

92 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): "This is certainly one of the more concentrated Volnays of the vintage, but the richness and plummy, mulberry fruity concentration is balanced by some freshness and spice from 30% whole bunches. The acidity comes through on the finish, which is farmed by scented 20% new wood. Plush and textured with a backbone of firmish tannins. Drinking Window: 2024-2032. (Oct 2019)"
Product SKU 336806
Producer Bouchard
Country France
Region Burgundy
SubRegion Côtes de Beaune
Appellation Volnay
Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 13.0%
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