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Bouley/Jean-Marc Volnay 1er cru Les Carelles 2016

Pinot Noir from Volnay, Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France
FWR 90-94
JM 92
AM 90-92
ST 90-92
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Item # 338882

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750ml
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90-94 points Fine Wine Review: "The Carelles is pure with mineral red fruits, especially red currants, medium weight, and a smooth texture. 10-15% whole clusters in this wine. There was a little frost damage here. The vines are 18 years-old. (Feb 2018)"

92 points Jasper Morris, MW: "18-year-old vines here in a sunny spot. Excellent mid crimson, complex nose, small amount of whole bunch, greater density, a touch of coconut oil from the wood, middling plus density, nice persistence."

90-92 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "A whiff of wood is present on the pretty and airy mix of raspberry, cherry, lavender and soft spice nuances. There is a beguiling inner mouth perfume to the super-refined and well-detailed flavors that are also quite delicate on the lingering finish. This is a textbook Carelles, which is to say a wine of lace and grace. Drink: 2023+. (Apr 2018)"

90-92 points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): "($157 list; these 18-year-old vines were hit hard by frost): Healthy medium red. More aromatic than the Caillerets, offering warmer, more demonstrative scents and flavors of redcurrant, tobacco, smoke and subtle spices. A spicy, inviting, fine-grained wine from a sunny spot protected from wind, with the iron element in the soil providing volume. This mellow premier cru boasts a seductive sweetness (and 13.6% natural alcohol). Finishes with nicely integrated, horizontal tannins and lovely length. Bouley refers to this vineyard as his baby (he was actually 14 years old when these vines were planted), noting that the site 'has all the elements to make great, unctuous, red-soil wine.' (Jan 2018)"
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90-94 points Fine Wine Review: "The Carelles is pure with mineral red fruits, especially red currants, medium weight, and a smooth texture. 10-15% whole clusters in this wine. There was a little frost damage here. The vines are 18 years-old. (Feb 2018)"

92 points Jasper Morris, MW: "18-year-old vines here in a sunny spot. Excellent mid crimson, complex nose, small amount of whole bunch, greater density, a touch of coconut oil from the wood, middling plus density, nice persistence."

90-92 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "A whiff of wood is present on the pretty and airy mix of raspberry, cherry, lavender and soft spice nuances. There is a beguiling inner mouth perfume to the super-refined and well-detailed flavors that are also quite delicate on the lingering finish. This is a textbook Carelles, which is to say a wine of lace and grace. Drink: 2023+. (Apr 2018)"

90-92 points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): "($157 list; these 18-year-old vines were hit hard by frost): Healthy medium red. More aromatic than the Caillerets, offering warmer, more demonstrative scents and flavors of redcurrant, tobacco, smoke and subtle spices. A spicy, inviting, fine-grained wine from a sunny spot protected from wind, with the iron element in the soil providing volume. This mellow premier cru boasts a seductive sweetness (and 13.6% natural alcohol). Finishes with nicely integrated, horizontal tannins and lovely length. Bouley refers to this vineyard as his baby (he was actually 14 years old when these vines were planted), noting that the site 'has all the elements to make great, unctuous, red-soil wine.' (Jan 2018)"
Product SKU 338882
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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