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2016 Bouchard Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds

2016 Bouchard Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds

95 Points Allen Meadows, Burghound
2016 Bouchard Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds
95 Points Allen Meadows, Burghound

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One of the Volnay's most prized sites, the Taillepieds is named for its foot-cutting sharp stones that litter the steep, shallow soil with limestone just below. With a sun-facing south-east aspect coupled with harsh conditions, perfect drainage and mineral-rich soils, the Taillepieds offers classic Volnay fruit expression tempered by notable precision and floral elegance. Somewhat overlooked for offering such wonderful fundamentals, the Taillepieds is a sweet-spot for value in Volnay.

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$105.00 in mixed 6+ or $120.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

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

92-95/100 Burghound, Allen Meadows

"Very generous wood and menthol elements aren't fully integrated with the very ripe black cherry and raspberry liqueur-like aromas that flash soft spice and floral nuances. There is a strikingly lovely mouth feel to the intense mineral-driven and despite the excellent richness, first-rate delineation to the more powerful if perhaps slightly less refined finish this is linear, serious and gorgeously long. A knock-out." Drink 2031+

90-92/100 Vinous, Stephen Tanzer

"(no frost): Bright ruby-red. Sweet but lightly medicinal aromas of red and black cherry; seemed to close up in the glass. Supple and concentrated but quite primary, even a bit reduced, and distinctly less showy today than the Caillerets. The medicinal quality carries through on the finish, where the slightly angular tannins build. This wine needs a racking--not to mention time in the cellar."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Burgundy

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with DUCK
with PORK

Taste

3

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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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