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2018 Bouchard Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets

2018 Bouchard Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets

94 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2018 Bouchard Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets
94 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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From one of Volnay's very best sites, the Caillerets is a reviewer favourite among the Bouchard offerings. The name of this lime-rich vineyard refers to the abundant small pebbles, which assist drainage. The pebbles also reflect light up to the grapes, gently aiding them to ripeness while on this ideal southeast-facing slope they remain sheltered from the harsh afternoon sun. This long and complete process ensures dimension and finesse, producing a beautiful expression that balances the feminine, aromatic elegance of the Volnay appellation with the slightly denser palate of Bouchard's plot. A gem of the range for a very reasonable price.

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$135.00 in mixed 6+ or $150.00 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

92-94/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, William Kelley

"Another of the high points of this year's range is the 2018 Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets Ancienne Cuvée Carnot, a promising wine offering up scents of cassis, wild berries, rich soil tones, smoke and a deft framing of toasty new oak. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and enveloping, with more flesh on its elegant, structural bones than the Taillepieds, but similarly lively acidity. — Bouchard's Frédéric Weber was demonstrably satisfied with his 2018 portfolio, and he has every reason to be. Ripe but controlled, this is a very consistent range of fleshy but structured reds—which readers might think of as a more rounded version of the 2005 vintage."

90-93/100 and rated Outstanding, Burghound, Allen Meadows

"This is compositionally similar to the Taillepieds but even riper and with just a bit more spice elements. There is good intensity and minerality on the delicious middle weight flavors that also coat the palate on the youthfully austere and slightly warm finish that delivers fine length." Drink 2030+

90-92/100 Vinous, Neal Martin

"The 2018 Volnay Les Caillerets "Ancienne Cuvée Carnot" 1er Cru comes from Bouchard’s 3.7-hectare monopole. It expresses more delineation and detail than the Taillepieds, presenting a rather intoxicating mélange of red and black fruit laced with violet. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, good body and density and a firm backbone. It clams up a little toward the finish, and it will demand three or four years in bottle before it becomes approachable." Drink 2024 - 2038

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Burgundy

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2022 - 2038

This Wine Goes Well With

with DUCK
with GAME
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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