Bouchard Père & Fils Volnay Les Caillerets Ancienne Cuvée Carnot 1er Cru 2020 (750ml)

Bouchard Père & Fils Volnay Les Caillerets Ancienne Cuvée Carnot 1er Cru 2020 (750ml)

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Cropped at a derisory 15 hectoliters per hectare, the quality of Bouchard's 2020 Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets Ancienne Cuvée Carnot is some compensation for the lack of quantity. Unfurling in the glass with aromas of dark berries, rose petals, plums, raw cocoa and orange rind, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and velvety, with powdery tannins, lively acids and a long, fragrant finish. William Kelley, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2020 Volnay Les Caillerets "Ancienne Cuvée Carnot" 1er Cru has a lively dark cherry, cranberry and mint-scented bouquet with light figgy aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, a little chewiness on the entry but there is fine acidity and a cohesive peppery finish. It seems to firm up in the glass, implying it will require some bottle age. Neal Martin, Vinous

Region: Volnay, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France

Grape Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir

Critic Rating: Robert Parker Wine Advocate (92-94)+ Points, Vinous 90-92 Points

Suggested Drink Window: 2026 - 2040