2006 Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot Bouchard Pere & Fils



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Average critic rating : 90.67 points

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A more deeply pitched nose of red and blue fruit aromas that include hints of warm earth, floral notes and stone that are also expressed by the rich, full and powerful flavors that seem built on a base of minerality that runs the length of the wine and culminate in a serious, austere and slightly dry finish that I attribute to the recent bottling. Allen Meadows, Burghound. Apr01,2008

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The 2006 Volnay Caillerets Ancien Cuvee Carnot – from a parcel whose 1775 acquisition marked the inauguration of Bouchard – was also the picking that kicked off this vintage. It boasts the sweetest expression of ripe black fruits in any of the year's Cote de Beaune collection at this address, with scents of blackberry and violet segueing into a polished palate with refined tannins, sappy, sweet fruit intensity, and underlying chalkiness to live up to its site's name. A fine sense of animated interchange of fruit, mineral, and inner-mouth floral elements leads to a finish of lift and impressive length. David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate. Dec 2009

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The 2006 Volnay Caillerets Ancien Cuvee Carnot – from a parcel whose 1775 acquisition marked the inauguration of Bouchard – was also the picking that kicked off this vintage. It boasts the sweetest expression of ripe black fruits in any of the year's Cote de Beaune collection at this address, with scents of blackberry and violet segueing into a polished palate with refined tannins, sappy, sweet fruit intensity, and underlying chalkiness to live up to its site's name. A fine sense of animated interchange of fruit, mineral, and inner-mouth floral elements leads to a finish of lift and impressive length. ||Director Philippe Prost emphasized the importance of flexible and surgical picking (with a crew numbering upwards of 300) and getting his crop to Bouchard's battery of presses within two hours via a fleet of mini-vans. He insists that relatively little triage was necessary on the domaine vineyards (as opposed to those under contract) and the estate wines are certainly predictably stronger as a group. (I have generally mentioned in the notes that follow which wines are from Bouchard's domaine and which from contract fruit, but have explicitly noted this as part of a wine's description, only if there are two versions of the same appellation within the present portfolio.) The fruit was crushed very gently and the wines racked only once – at 10-14 months, than usual – explains Prost, in order to guard against exposed or drying tannins, a policy which my tastings suggest was generally successful. Importer: Henriot, Inc, New York, NY; tel. (212) 605-6767 Wine Advocate.December, 2009

Bouchard Père & Fils is one of Burgundy’s most important houses, and the largest vineyard holder in the Côte d’Or with 130 hectares of vineyards. It’s holdings include 12 hectares of grand cru vineyards, with significant plots in Corton and Corton-Charlemagne, Le Montrachet and Chevalier-Montrachet. It holds more than 70 hectares of premier cru vineyards, most of which are in the Côte de Beaune, including one of Beaune’s most famous wines: Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus.

The company is owned by the Henriot group, which took over in 1995. Run from their impressive headquarters in Beaune, Bouchard has been making better and better wines in the past twenty years, and can be considered a benchmark producer of both red and white Burgundy.

Bouchard’s holdings in Chevalier-Montrachet are their jewel, and they hold Chevalier-Montrachet La Cabotte in its entirety. This vineyard sits just above Bouchard’s holding of Le Montrachet, and is one of the finest examples of Chardonnay. The house also has grand cru holdings in Chambertin, Clos de Vougeot, Echézeaux and Bonne Mares in the Côte de Nuits.



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