2005 Bouchard Pere & Fils Volnay Caillerets, Volnay Premier Cru, France (375ml)
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DescriptionBouchard Pere & Fils Volnay Caillerets, Volnay Premier Cru, France 2005 (375ml)
WINE SPECTATORBoth sweet fruit and oak highlight this concentrated, firmly structured red. The oak dominates now, especially on the finish, but this has sweet fruit and intensity, along with elegance. The potential shows on the finish.
VINOUSBright, saturated dark red. Rather low-toned aromas of dark raspberry, plum, chocolate, earth, leather, cinnamon and nutty oak, with a hint of minerality. Dense, smoky and deep, with a slightly high-toned character and considerable ripeness to the reticent but rich fruit and earth flavors. This rather full Volnay is very ripe and stuffed with material but a bit mute today, its broad, chewy tannins calling for patience. In an awkward stage today: a year ago my sample showed much more nerve.
WINE ADVOCATEA 2005 Volnay Caillerets Ancien Cuvee Carnot – representing a Bouchard monopole and the historical origins of their domaine, and taking up nearly 30% of the Caillerets appellation – offers lovely aromas and flavors of strawberry and cherry with floral, spice and chalky mineral nuances that point to the site, although its more typical carnal or fungal manifestations are absent, at least for now. Refreshingly bright and clear in fruit, it finishes with invigorating persistence.