So perfumed and floral on the nose with dark fruit underneath it all. Clay, too. Full-bodied and very dense yet so agile and bright at the same time. I really like the contrast to this wine. Drink in 2022 but fascinating to drink now.
Background wisps of wood easily allow the spiced and quite floral-scented plum, red currant and dark cherry aromas to shine. There is good minerality to the seductively textured, velvety and even opulent medium weight flavors that display good power and punch on the relatively refined, balanced and beautifully persistent finish. The supporting tannins are dense but fine and this should drink well after 7 to 8 years of bottle age yet successfully age for far longer if that's your preference.
Good medium red. Slightly reduced aromas of strawberry, redcurrant, licorice, spices, minerals, dried flowers and underbrush. A bit reduced and medicinal but already displays a noble texture, captivating subtle sweetness and lovely length, finishing with a firm but fine dusting of tannins. This fruit was destemmed entirely but the wine has plenty of ripe tannic clout to ensure a slow evolution in bottle. This suave, fine-grained wine already conveys strong soil character here but needs time in bottle. Incidentally, my sample lost its reductive character with 24 hours in the recorked bottle, showing higher-pitched spice and floral notes and more sweetness and cut. (ST)
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2016 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Volnay 1er Cru "Les Caillerets - Ancienne Cuvée Carnot" (Pre-Arrival)