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2005 Bouchard Pere et Fils Volnay Clos des Chenes

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March 19, 2023 - $145



Rich, full, sweet, intense and powerful flavors where the obvious muscle continues onto the less mineral-infused but with even more impressive raw material.

90The Wine Advocate

With site-typical black cherry and freshly grated ginger. This features bright, fresh, sweet fruit and chalky minerality... with greater generosity, admirable concentration and a luscious, persistently fresh-fruited, gingery finish.

18Jancis Robinson

Cake spice and plums but still fresh. Plums and cherries on the palate, sweet and fresh. Delicious.

89-92Stephen Tanzer

Aromas of black cherry and licorice, with a suggestion of cassis reduction. Densely packed but juicy and sharply delineated, with flavors of kirsch stone, bitter chocolate and licorice. Finishes scented and long...


France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Volnay, Clos Des Chenes

Volnay is a small appellation with just 904 vineyard acres and a town of fewer than 500 residents. Nevertheless, to Burgundy enthusiasts, it's a jewel. Clive Coates calls Volnay “one of the most delightful wines and one of the most rewarding communes in the Côte d’Or.” Robert M. Parker Jr. described Volnay as “the queen of the Côte de Beaune.” Volnay has always been appealing. In the 13th and 14th centuries the powerful Dukes of Burgundy acquired land there and built chateaux. The medieval town sits on the hillside above the vineyards and the appellation is restricted to red wines made of Pinot Noir. Though there are no Grands Crus, there are 35 Premiers Crus. Some reviewers say the lighter soil of Volnay, compared with Pommard to the north, makes Volnay wines more delicate and elegant than wines from neighboring appellations. Robert M. Parker Jr. wrote that Volnay has a “high-quality level of winemaking…The top Volnays possess an immense, seductive fruitiness and lushness…”


Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.