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2006 Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Volnay Clos Des 60 Ouvrees

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February 5, 2023 - $120



... pure and stylish nose that is most seductive puts on parade red and black pinot fruit that are in perfect keeping with the rich, full, fresh and energetic medium full flavors built on a base of minerality... A complete wine.

90The Wine Advocate

Fresh ginger and white pepper pungency accent the concentration of ripe dark cherry and purple plum... There is a formidable sense of sheer density here, with well tucked-in tannins and an invigorating sense of energy...

88-91Stephen Tanzer

Spicy black cherry, black plum and licorice on the nose and palate. Juicy and precise in the mouth, with very good flavor intensity and spicy lift. This boasts a thick texture without coming off as weighty...

16Jancis Robinson


France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Volnay, Les Caillerets, Clos Des 60 Ouvrees

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.