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2006 Bouchard Pere & Fils - Volnay Clos des Chenes 1er Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / VOLNAY
  • 88 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 60564-2006-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    A rich, juicy style, sporting cherry, currant and earth aromas and flavors. The tannins are solid and integrated, with fine length and sweetness.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Burghound | Rating: 91

    A slightly riper nose features a violet floral nose along with blue and red pinot fruit that precedes very rich and relatively powerful medium plus-bodied flavors that offer excellent volume and ample mouth coating sap and while the finish is not as precise, there is perhaps even better overall depth. A choice.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 2nd Quarter, 2008
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Good full red. Cool, medicinal aromas of cherry liqueur and graphite. High-toned and perfumed in the mouth, with plenty of richness and a suggestion of marc Suave and aromatic wine, with the liqueur-like quality carrying through to the finish. Not a particularly sweet style, but the tannins are not dry.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2008
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Healthy nose with lots of sweet fruit. Gentle and pure with a certain tenderness. Very supple but not vapid. Solid, long finish. Just a little weedy.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 39943
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    Ripe blackberry tinged with ginger and mace gets a 2006 Volnay Clos des Chenes off to a satisfying start, but there is not the refinement of tannin to accompany the fruit and spice here that accrues to the best wines in this year's Bouchard collection. I would relish the wine's virtues over the next 3-4 years and serve in contexts where a bit of rusticity presents no problem.
    Author: David Schildknecht
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Drink Dates: 2012-2016
    Author: Tato
  • Anonymous | Rating: 88

    A very pretty garnet color. A deep violet nose and cherry flavor up front on the palate, but very little on the finish. Much better delivery on the aromatics than the palate.
    Author: Siddharth Alexander

Eighty-six hectares of grand and premier cru vineyards. One hundred thirty total hectares in the Cote d'Or. Eighty crus produced each vintage. Two hundred seventy-five years of history. Bouchard Père et Fils is truly an institution in Beaune. The Maison was founded by father and son Michel and Joseph Bouchard in 1731, and the family wine merchant business has grown steadily ever since, taking any opportunity to add to its vineyard holdings along the way. Not to be completely overshadowed by its wines, Bouchard conducts business in the very center of Beaune in the old Chateau de Beaune, whose storied past rivals that of the Maison. In 1995, the Champagne family of Joseph Henriot took control of Bouchard, resulting in improvements in quality, not to mention the addition of more top-level vineyard sites. Reds of particular interest include the flagship Beaune Grèves Vigne de l'Enfant Jésus and the Chambertin-Clos de Bèze. As for whites, the Meursault Genevrières, Meursault Perrières, Chevalier-Montrachet and Montrachet are all great interpreters of their particular sites, exhibiting the many nuances of grand and premier cru Chardonnay.

Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 89 bottles owned
  • 19 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 19 collectors)