Bouley/Jean-Marc Volnay 1er cru Clos de la Cave 2016

Pinot Noir from Volnay, Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France
JM 92
WA 90-92
FWR 89-92
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Item # 338881

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$69.95
750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Oct 2021) 12+ Available
92 points Jasper Morris, MW: "This is the vineyard behind the winery, on a sandy shale soil which drains well. 50% whole bunch vinification. Mid red purple, very elegant stylish floral Volnay. A superb thread of fruit all through the middle, ripe red cherries, the whole bunch lifts it all the way, lovely sensual finish, very beautiful."

90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): "The 2016 Volnay Clos de la Cave includes 50% whole bunch fruit this year. Matured in 15% new oak, it showed a little CO2 on the nose, but there is plenty of ebullient red fruit stacked behind it—strawberry and cranberry, touches of sous-bois. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, elegant in the mouth with hint of Earl Grey and spice, gently fanning out on a composed, quite structured finish. This is in the same class as the 2015 Clos de la Cave. Drink: 2020-2030. (Dec 2017)"

89-92 points Fine Wine Review: "The Volnay, Clos de la Cave has dark fruit aromas and flavors with minerality, medium-weight, and good acidity, length, and structure. 50% whole clusters here. The vines date from five different periods; the youngest are 20 years-old, the oldest 90 years-old, and the average is 45-50 years. (Feb 2018)"
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92 points Jasper Morris, MW: "This is the vineyard behind the winery, on a sandy shale soil which drains well. 50% whole bunch vinification. Mid red purple, very elegant stylish floral Volnay. A superb thread of fruit all through the middle, ripe red cherries, the whole bunch lifts it all the way, lovely sensual finish, very beautiful."

90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): "The 2016 Volnay Clos de la Cave includes 50% whole bunch fruit this year. Matured in 15% new oak, it showed a little CO2 on the nose, but there is plenty of ebullient red fruit stacked behind it—strawberry and cranberry, touches of sous-bois. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, elegant in the mouth with hint of Earl Grey and spice, gently fanning out on a composed, quite structured finish. This is in the same class as the 2015 Clos de la Cave. Drink: 2020-2030. (Dec 2017)"

89-92 points Fine Wine Review: "The Volnay, Clos de la Cave has dark fruit aromas and flavors with minerality, medium-weight, and good acidity, length, and structure. 50% whole clusters here. The vines date from five different periods; the youngest are 20 years-old, the oldest 90 years-old, and the average is 45-50 years. (Feb 2018)"
Product SKU 338881
Producer Bouley/Jean-Marc
Country France
Region Burgundy
SubRegion Côtes de Beaune
Appellation Volnay
Varietal Pinot Noir
Designation Premier Cru
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color Red
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