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 Vintage1996 Label 1 of 12 
ProducerLa Pousse d'Or (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
SubRegionCôte de Beaune
AppellationVolnay 1er Cru
UPC Code(s)0089744406835

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2006 and 2011 (based on 2 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Pousse d`Or Volnay Les Caillerets on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 5 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by rnellans on 12/24/2011 & rated 90 points: Medium ruby with some amber. A lot of earth, sous bois on the nose. Light to medium body. More of an elegant style. Some red fruits still on the palate, but not a lot of depth to the wine. Bright acid finish. Pleasant but not great. May get a bit better with some more cellar time. (1600 views)
 Tasted by Jeremy Holmes on 7/30/2010: The 1996 La Pousse d’Or Volnay ‘En Caillerets’ has enough shit on the nose to satisfy Anthony Hanson, it doesn’t dominate but there’s ‘merde’ there. There are also notes of chestnut, moss and earth. In the mouth it is perhaps a little skinny but it feels quite ‘old school’ with all sorts of savoury flavours that work in well with the tart cherry and cranberry fruits. As the wine breathes there are more perfumed, ethereal notes. (1417 views)
 Tasted by Jeremy Holmes on 3/9/2009: In a place now where it could be overlooked, but get some air into the wine, match it with some slightly fatty protein and cuddle up to it over an hour or two and you’ll get where its coming from. Pure earthy nose flecked with iron, dried flowers and a sweet vinous perfume. It is relatively compact and linear with built around a rigid mineral spine. The 96’s don’t yet possess a sweet heart rather the fruit fans out from the spine, maintaining the linear nature of the wine but buffering the high acidity with a gently sweet sheath of glycerol. This is a wine that is far from ready but was quite ethereal. (1469 views)
 Tasted by Rupert on 8/1/2005 & rated 90 points: Nice balance of pinot fragrance and touch of farmyard on the nose, lively and fragrant, long cedary finish - rather Musaresque - I like it a lot, but drink up (2349 views)
 Tasted by CamWheeler on 7/14/2005 & rated 90 points: Sydney Winestar Offline - Castel Mola Restaurant (Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia): My notes on this wine aren’t extensive, but I do remember getting a fair hit of unbalanced acid. Quite clean for a Burgundy. I wrote down that I thought it was worth 90 Points, mostly because I thought it had quite good structure and may well be better with additional age. (3037 views)

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La Pousse d'Or

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Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.


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Les vins de Bourgogne (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne) (and in English)
Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
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Côte de Beaune

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