Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets 2014 (3231)

Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets 2014 (3231)

France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Volnay
Pinot Noir

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Professional Reviews

Bill Nanson "The Burgundy Report"

Dessus, planted in 1983. About 0.25 ha.

Deep, there is muscle but it’s lithe and flexible – the first wine to show a little oak. Really wide in the mouth, growing intensity and purity of flavour – super mouth-watering and tasty. Excellent. A great finish, too.



This is also exceptionally elegant and pure with spicy plum and cassis aromas that give way to noticeably firmer and more muscular flavors that possess fine volume and plenty of punch on the mineral-permeated and wonderfully persistent finish that also possesses a touch of youthful austerity. Like many of the 2014s in the Bitouzet range, this possesses excellent delineation but here too patience will be required. (90-92)/2024+


Vinous: Stephen Tanzer

(just one 500-liter new barrel made, from a yield of 28 hectoliters per hectare): Good medium red. A deep vanilla note from the oak dissipated quickly to reveal scents of red berries and rose petal, plus a whiff of mint. Spicier and larger-scaled than the Taillepieds, with the red cherry and raspberry fruit flavors coming up nicely with aeration and joined by an element of saline minerality. Some oak tannins frame the finish. No shortage of energy or structure here but I find the Taillepieds more delicate and detailed, not to mention more discreet on the aftertaste.

(in cuve ; Bitouzet normally ages his premier crus in 25% new oak, but there was just a single new 500-liter barrel of this juice in 2014): Bright, dark red. Very ripe cherry and raspberry aromas are complemented by smoky minerality and an element of sexy brown spices from the new barrel. Fat, silky and sweet on the attack, then seamless in the mid-palate, with harmonious acidity providing shape to the slightly jammy black fruit and spice flavors. Comes across as riper and rounder than the Taillepieds but less subtle. I almost hate to say it but I like the oak here. Finishes juicy, vivacious and long, with firm tannins covered by fruit.

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