La Pousse D’Or Volnay 1er Cru Clos De La Bousse D’Or
Price: $110.63 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
As is virtually always the case this is aromatically more elegant than the Clos l’Audignac with its pure and very fresh essence of red pinot fruit, spice, violet and sandalwood scents. There is an equally elegant mouth feel to the well-delineated and discreetly mineral-inflected medium-bodied flavors that possess the barest trace of backend asperity that is just enough to notice.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 90
Tasted blind at the annual “Burgfest” tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Volnay 1er Cru Clos de la Bousse d’Or clearly had the superior set of aromatics on this peer-group flight – impressive delineation and sense of pinote here – the oak nicely assimilated with a brightness and vitality that sticks out vis-a-vis others. The palate is fresh and vibrant with fine, supple tannin and well-judged acidity, just a hint of balsamic infusing the red berry fruit, a gentle build to a satisfying finish. This is an excellent Volnay in the context of that challenging growing season.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 92
Good full red. Reduced nose offers scents of wild strawberry, meat and duck rillettes, plus a whiff of coffee. Rich, sweet and fat but with bright integrated acdity and a mineral firmness giving the wine a slight toughness today on the back end. Seriously tannic and in need of patience.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 91+