2005 Pousse d'Or - Volnay Clos des 60 Ouvrees 1er Cru 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Volnay | Premier Cru/ Red / Pinot Noir   |     Watch

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

($120) Good deep ruby-red. Pure, vibrant nose offers blackberry, violet, minerals and licorice, lifted by a minty nuance. Densely packed but juicy, with lovely precision to its flavors of black fruits, mint, minerals and clove. Very spicy and very young. Wonderfully ripe without any loss of vibrancy. The very sweet tannins are thoroughly enrobed by the wine's sheer density of material. This spreads out impressively over the palate, finishing with terrific length and energy. A major success in 2005.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 137

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Average rating: 90, based on 1 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

774 bottles owned by 174 collectors.

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About This Producer


Domaine Pousse d'Or stands as one of the most recognized names in Burgundy. Originally called Bousse d'Or - which translates to Golden Earth - this domaine has undergone tremendous change in recent decades. Under the direction of Gerard Potel for the past 30 years, the house has established its trademark style and quality. In 1997 it was purchased by Patrick Landanger, a successful electromechanical engineer, who began making improvements in both the vineyard and cellar. He built a new gravity-flow winery, and invested in new state-of-the-art equipment. Since 1505 this domaine has been gracefully representing Volnay and it continues to do so today.

See other similar producers: Domaine Paul Pernot, Domaine Bouard-Bonnefoy, Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir


Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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