2019 Bouchard Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds

94 Points Allen Meadows, Burghound
In stock
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.
$125.00 in mixed 6+ or $140.00 per bottle

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

91-94/100 and Outstanding, Burghound, Allen Meadows

"A notably ripe nose has a mildly roasted character to it yet there is still good freshness to the poached plum, cassis and softly spicy aromas. There is equally good verve to the succulent but punchy and delicious flavors that are decidedly compact and tightly wound today on the impressively long and austere finish. This is very Taillepieds in the sense that it's borderline strict, yet the underlying components are present for this to be superb one day." Drink 2034+

91-93+/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, William Kelley

"From Bouchard's 45 ares of domaine holdings, the 2019 Volnay 1er Cru Les Taillepieds wafts from the glass with notes of cassis, plums, raw cocoa, woodsmoke and warm spices. Medium to full-bodied, elegantly muscular and concentrated, it's structured around supple, powdery tannins and lively acids. This is very promising."

Variety Pinot Noir
Region Burgundy
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2021 - 2034+

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with DUCK
with PORK

Taste

3

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