La Pousse D’Or Volnay 1er Cru Clos D’Audignac
Price: $109.69 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
A deft if not invisible touch of wood frames the earthier and less elegant dark berry fruit aromas that lead to equally earthy medium-bodied flavors that possess a lovely minerality that adds lift to the more powerful and concentrated finish that exhibits a saline character. This attractively complex and persistent effort stops just short of being robust but it is still easily the biggest of these Volnay examples.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 91
The 2013 Volnay Clos dAudignac 1er Cru has a more laconic bouquet compared to the other Volnay premier crus at the moment, with fleeting glimpses of mulberry and gravelly scents. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, tensile tannins, very fine focus and plenty of fresh citrus fruit on the finish. There is a conspicuous sense of structure and symmetry here.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 90-92
Bright medium red. Darker aromas of black cherry, blueberry, mint and menthol.At once ripe and cool, with nicely integrated acidity giving shape to the dark fruit flavors. Less sweet than the Bousse d’Or, with just enough flesh to support its firm acids and tannins. Less sexy today than the Bousse d’Or, and more saline on the aftertaste.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 89-91