2016 Bouchard Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chenes

2016 Bouchard Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chenes

92 Points John Caro
2016 Bouchard Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chenes
92 Points John Caro

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One of the finest vineyards in Volnay, the Clos des Chênes offers elegance and typicity. The vineyard lies in optimal position on the mid-slope, with the famous Taillepieds beside it and Caillerets below. Unlike both of these Clos des Chênes has a full sun-facing, southerly aspect. This enhances ripeness and fruit flavours, while well-draining limestone soils and cool nights preserve acidity for this classically elegant, fresh and subtly complex red. Ageworthy yet approachable in nature, this is a beautiful Volnay for the decanter or cellar.

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$105.00 in mixed 6+ or $120.00 per bottle



Pinot Noir

Its Origins

Today the Burgundian wine domaine of Bouchard Pere et Fils can trace its origins back to 1731, though it is no longer family owned. In 1995 the Champagne house Joseph Henriot acquired the company and quality has risen as a consequence. Bouchard is led by Stéphane Follin Arbelet, while the wines are made by Philippe Prost - who has been with the company since 1978. An impressive gravity-flow winery on the Route de Savigny, the Cuvérie St Vincent, was completed in 2005 and enables them to process all their wines with optimum efficiency. Bouchard’s total holdings comprise 130 hectares, including 12ha of grand crus and 74ha of premier crus, which makes them the largest vineyard owners in the Côte d’Or.

What The Critics Say

90-93/100 Burghound, Allen Meadows (2011 vintage)

"Somewhat surprisingly this is even more aromatically elegant than the Caillerets with its cool and restrained nose equally perfumed and ultra-pure essence of red pinot fruit and plenty of mineral nuances. There is really lovely focus and detail to the vibrant medium-bodied flavors that exude a fine minerality on the delicious, balanced and exceptionally persistent finish. This isn't quite as structured or dramatic as the Caillerets, but it's just as good."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour


  • Region


  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Maturity

    2019 - 2029

This Wine Goes Well With

with DUCK
with PORK



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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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