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Community Tasting Notes (24) Avg Score: 91.3 points

  • PnP. This wine was more reflective of the vintage rather than its terroir (which is a reason to sometimes prefer the "off vintages" in burgundy). Frankly I could not detect any trace of the elegance and finesse which Volnay is renown for (even though I note that Caillerets is sometimes known to be on the more structured side). This wine was a bit of a bruiser and the oak influence seemed heavy handed. On the plus side, the wine had a mouth-filling intensity and featured a long finish. Not quite the style I enjoy but perhaps (alot of) time will see this come together eventually.
    Side note: We drank half the bottle on Friday and the other half on Sunday. The fact that the wine hadn't budged in 3 days is probably indicative of its ageing lifespan.

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  • A bit chunky, perhaps from the oak. I guessed 2005 from the structure and size. A big Volnay and I could've have guessed a Pommard. I would have guessed this was from a traditional, old school producer.

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  • Coming after the Giroud, this definitely felt less attractive & vibrant. A very well-made wine nonetheless. Very dark-colored. Nose had slight rose/violets. On the palate, this had ripe & sweet fruits with good spine/structure too. Will be interesting to see how this develops and whether it'll gain more of the "Volnay-characteristics"...

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  • Volnay Night: Intense bouquet palate lacks intensity. Fine acid drinking beautifully now

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  • A hot year wine and so not a set-up for my favorite sort of Volnay. There's quality here - potent nose without any heaviness. Lingonberry, cranberry, cassis, grapefruit packed in together with a dose of new oak and flowers. Bracing acidity (in a good sense). But for Caillerets, a let down. Where's the minerality?

    The quality is there, but the terroir a bit obscured. I'm not sure if it's the style or simply the vintage. The score here is for the quality, I suppose, rather than my pure enjoyment.

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 2012, IWC Issue #161, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Domaine de la Pousse D'Or Volnay en Caillerets) Subscribe to see review text.

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    The 2009 Red Burgundies (May 2011), (See more on Vinous...)

    (Pousse D'or Volnay En Caillerets 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 2011, IWC Issue #154, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Domaine de la Pousse D'Or Volnay en Caillerets) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/25/2012, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 94 points

    (La Pousse d'Or Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets) Medium dark cherry red color; roses, rich raspberry, cherry nose; delicious, tart cherry, mineral, elegant, floral palate; needs 6 years; medium-plus finish

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