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 Vintage2005 Label 1 of 16 
ProducerLa Pousse d'Or (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
SubRegionCôte de Beaune
AppellationVolnay 1er Cru

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2021 (based on 8 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 90.5 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 24 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by peternelson on 12/6/2015 & rated 92 points: EWG 10 Years On Tasting at Conrad's: Ruby red, lovely red cherry notes, juicy blackberry, subtle pinot spice, tangy but great depth and youth still. Classic Volnay, and in really good shape. did not get obvious signs of oak in here. EWG 10 years on tasting. (800 views)
 Tasted by The Guzz on 3/20/2015 & rated 90 points: Very ripe fruit. Dry underbrush and wood underneath. Maybe too much wood? Strong through mid palate. Somewhat astringent finish. Delicious and easy to drink, but lacking greater complexity and length. (1103 views)
 Tasted by nav2u on 2/5/2015 & rated 91 points: Consistent with prior note. Power and finesse at once. Lovely. (1243 views)
 Tasted by nav2u on 1/2/2015 & rated 91 points: Medium ruby. Ripe red fruits and sous bois on the nose. Medium-bodied, with notes of black cherries, herbs, and toffee on the palate. Really lovely. (1278 views)
 Tasted by CamWheeler on 12/10/2014 & rated 90 points: Golden Century post Krug-Tasting: Stalk, cherry, earth, blood and raspberry - quite expressive at the moment. Good body, with persistence and good background tannins supporting. It all sits nicely together and is drinking well. (1295 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 7/3/2014 & rated 90 points: Nice wine, but considering the reputation of the vintage, I did not find greatness on it. It is balanced, retains some fruit, perhaps the wood is a bit drying on the finish, which is not that long. (1743 views)
 Tasted by bullmrkt on 11/10/2013 & rated 91 points: Translucent violet/red, fragrant nose...smooth, earthy, and very elegant palate with a medium-short finish. This didn't blow me away with complexity, but its absolutely delicious. Drinking well now and should be fine for several more years. (2008 views)
 Tasted by spillwine on 9/17/2013 & rated 84 points: Bof (2063 views)
 Tasted by Rechrom on 5/10/2013 & rated 90 points: Decanted one hour, consumed over next four. Slight bricking at the rim. Herbs, flowers, cherry on a nice nose. Palate with a lot of tart cherry, but the wine is a bit flabby. Low acid, tannin and some wood remaining. I dont think this is in a dumb stage, I think it is just not quite in balance. Very good, but a brick shy of excellent. (1977 views)
 Tasted by bmarshall on 12/8/2012 & rated 93 points: Delicious, classic red burgundy! Looking forward to the remaining 5 in the cellar. No rush to drink them, but in great shape now with a good decant. (2192 views)
 Tasted by Rechrom on 8/25/2012 & rated 91 points: Very good, but somewhat disappointing given the vintage. A lot of red berry on the nose, palate of tart cherry and plum. Tannin has integrated. A bit low on acid. Finish long and clean. Light in mouth feel, but no real perfume to elevate this. Does not taste particularly of Volnay, could be CA. Has several years left, so might improve, but I am guessing it does not have a lot of upside. (2162 views)
 Tasted by Rechrom on 5/12/2012 & rated 92 points: Drinking well after one hour decant. Nice nose, very good palate with berry and a bit of tannin left, finish clean with fruit. No real zing, but very solid effort that drank well alone and with food. This has time left but I would be surprised if it improved significantly over where it is right now. (2016 views)
 Tasted by marshalc on 12/18/2011 & rated 89 points: fine if not overly expressive. (2384 views)
 Tasted by Rechrom on 5/27/2011 & rated 93 points: Dark red after hour decant. Cherries, spice, red fruit nose. Very full and elegant palate. Long finish. A bit of wood to integrate. Very strong effort that should improve for several years but is pleasant now. (2357 views)
 Tasted by Pacalet on 8/3/2010 & rated 92 points: Great showing for this Volnay after 1 hour of air, some thought this is a VR coz the nose is dense yet elegant, and tannin present but soft. Medium + palate and will be fantastic after a few more years. (2638 views)
 Tasted by Rangstrom on 8/25/2008 & rated 91 points: From .375 with two hours of air. Showing an unexpected (at this stage) earthiness on the nose with spice and red fruits. The red fruits carried forward on the palate. Juicy fruits--still showing some baby fat--a little oak and good grip. Should have a long and enjoyable life ahead of it. (3045 views)
 Tasted by Rechrom on 11/21/2007 & rated 90 points: Drinks very well now, strong fruit on the nose and palate, some tannins, a bit of wood but not overpowering. Not a powerful wine, more a finesse wine. Probably good on the young side relative to oher 05s of similar class. (3405 views)
 Tasted by Finare Vinare on 10/24/2007 & rated 91 points: Clear ruby, slightly blue reflexions. Really delicious, focused and complex nose: nice casks, cherries, red currants and granny's strawberry jam. It has a pronounced meatiness, like red roast beef, but also tomato purée, garlic, herbs and flowers. There's a weak hint of soluble (terpentine) and then lots of sensual pinot spicyness leaning towards sous-bois. A fragrance for poets! Quite broad and tender palate with good acids, still round with baby fat. Somewhat thin on the midpalate. Has great charm and a good future! (4146 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (8/14/2007)
(Dom de la Pousse d'Or, En Caillerets Volnay Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (8/10/2007)
(Dom de la Pousse d'Or, En Caillerets Volnay Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, 2nd Quarter, 2007, Issue #26
(Domaine Pousse d'Or Volnay En Caillerets 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, March/April 2007, IWC Issue #131
(Domaine de la Pousse D'Or Volnay en Caillerets) Subscribe to see review text.
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La Pousse d'Or

Producer website

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.


Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)


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.
Burgundy Report |
Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne - na stejné téma od Heleny Baker

# 2013 Vintage Notes:
* "2013 is a vintage that 20 years ago would have been a disaster." - Will Lyons
* "low yields and highly variable reds, much better whites." - Bill Nanson
* "Virtually all wines were chaptalised, with a bit of sugar added before fermentation to increase the final alcohol level." - Jancis Robinson

# 2014 Vintage Notes:
"We have not had such splendid harvest weather for many years. This will ensure high quality (fragrant, classy and succulent are words already being used) across the board, up and down the hierarchy and well as consistently from south to north geographically apart from those vineyards ravaged by the hail at the end of June." - Clive Coates

Côte de Beaune

Côte de Beaune (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne)
Vineyard maps on weinlagen.info

Volnay 1er Cru

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