Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvée Carnot 1er Cru 2015

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Tasting Notes

The 2015 Volnay Les Caillerets "Ancienne Cuvée Carnot" 1er Cru has a beautiful, enticing, engaging bouquet, featuring marvelously detailed red berry fruit laced with crushed stone and black truffle. The palate is very detailed and precise, with crisp acidity, an insistent grip, and blacker and sappier fruit emerging toward a finish that lingers in the mouth. This is more backward on the palate than the nose, so I would afford it three or four years in bottle. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting.

Score: 93

Neal Martin, Vinous.com Maturity: 2022-2040 01 November 2018

The 2015 Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets "Ancienne Cuvée Carnot" would definitely be one of my picks from Bouchard Père this vintage. It has a lovely, expressive, terroir-driven bouquet with red cherry, crushed strawberry and wet limestone. There is impressive delineation here. The palate is medium-bodied, very well balanced with caressing, supple tannin that belie the structure underneath. I like the energy, the frisson here and the length lingers in the mouth, a tang of orange peel and Moroccan spice on the aftertaste. This comes recommended - chapeau!

Score: 92 - 94

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2019-2035 30 December 2016

Bright, moderately saturated dark red. Aromas of black cherry, dark chocolate, menthol, licorice and minerals. Plush, concentrated and stuffed with extract, with dark cherry, spice, licorice and flinty mineral flavors giving this savory wine excellent energy in the context of the year. Seriously broad, tactile wine with substantial but fully ripe tannins that coat the front teeth. No hole in the middle here! Still a bit youthfully medicinal but fresh, dense and long. (92+)

Score: 92

Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com 01 January 2018

Bright, dark red; less saturated than the Taillepieds. Ripe aromas of black cherry, spices, minerals and chocolate, lifted by violet and white flowers. Dense, silky and seamless wine with mouthfilling dark berry and chocolate flavors framed by harmonious acidity. Not liqueur-like or at all roasted in spite of the site's rocky, poor soil and the very dry summer. In fact, Weber considers this to be one of the best wines of the 2015 vintage for Bouchard. Finishes very long, with refined tannins spreading out horizontally to saturate the palate. A wine of noteworthy finesse, this beauty fills the mouth without coming across as weighty.

Score: 92 - 94

Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com 01 January 2017

Here the generous wood treatment presently fights somewhat with the menthol, cassis, spice and essence of black cherry liqueur-suffused nose. There is a beguiling texture to the vibrant, detailed and intensely mineral-driven medium weight flavors that coat the palate with dry extract while delivering marvelous persistence on the very firmly structured finish. This is very definitely built-to-age and it's going to need it. I would add that this is unlikely to make an especially good candidate for early consumption so patience absolutely required.

Score: 92 - 95

Allen Meadows, Burghound Maturity: 2030+ 15 April 2017