Rare and Special Domaine Pascal Bouley Volnay 1er Cru Santenots 2015. Entire Production 80 Magnu


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Entire Production = 80 Magnums
36 of which came to Australia

Hail hit some of the vineyards of Volnay hard in 2015 and the losses were significant. Domaine Pascal Bouley suffered enormously. When the grapes in the their Santenots vineyard were crushed there was just enough for half a barrel. A crazy 150-160 bottles.
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Magnum with wax capsule
But the fruit was spectacular in true Santenots style. It was dark, deep and concentrated with a wonderful spine so the Bouley's made a serious decision. They decided to bottle the entire production in MAGNUM. 
Instead of the usual 1000 or so bottles from a regular vintage in 2015 there are 80 Magnums. Full stop. For the entire world. 36 of these made their way to Australia.
Those of you who drink Volnay regularly will know that Santenots is one of the top Premier Cru vineyards. Jasper Morris MW says "This has always been a highly-reputed site amongst the Volnay premier crus, rated as Tete de Cuvee by both Lavalle and Rodier - though the wines really need to age to show their merit."
"There is noticeably more clay in the soil in Les Santenots than for most of Volnay, giving wines of full body and rich texture, though without the tannins of Pommard."

With such a tiny production the wine was not included in the usual cellar tastings (my first experience is from the magnum I am tasting as I write this email). 

Topping up the special half barrel would have presented an issue as there was no spare wine. So this rare wine is also missing from the tasting notes of Burghound et al. Whilst all other Bouley wines have been extremely well received this special bottling has gone unnoticed.

I'd like to draw your attention to the majesty of this wine with a very special weekend offer. The normal price for this Magnum is $332.95. This weekend I offer them at the attention grabbing price of $199.00. That's a 38% savings. Magnums were designed for extended ageing and this wine doesn't ask for it - it demands it! So If you have the patience and love serious Burgundy I urge you to grab a magnum or two. It will be at its peak between 2027 and 2037.
Volnay 1er Cru Santenots MAGNUM 2015
Normally $332.95
Super Special $199.00
35 MAGNUMS available
Bouley Santenots 2015 Label
Darren Harris: 
Extraordinarily saturated purple-black colour. Bright. Alive! Lifted nose of dark fruit, currants, spice and some new oak. Flowery notes linger in the background. Dense and muscular with an intensity seldom seen. There are minerals on the palate and a suave, silky mouthfeel culminating with defined tannins. This is a powerful, complex Volnay built to age. The choice to bottle the entire production in magnums (80 for the world) is certainly justified. Patience will be required to see this wine at its peak.

To view and order the wine on line click here.

You may also order by telephone (03) 9326 5737 or email asaf@grandmillesime.com.au. The wine is in stock for immediate delivery.

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Bouley and Roblot-Marchand Dinner at Noir. Tuesday 19 September 2017
Last 3 seats

Domaines Bouley and Roblot-Marchand have been two of my most popular discoveries. Both produce terrific wine at very reasonable prices. The wines have arrived and we can now present a range from both producers at our next dinner.

I have selected 13 of the most interesting wines concentrating on Premier Crus which we will serve, accompanied by a 4-course meal, at our favourite dinner venue - Noir - in Richmond
Date: Tuesday 19 September 2017
Time: 7pm
Venue: Noir, 175 Swan Street, Richmond 3121
Cost: $159.00 per person
To view the menu and wine list and purchase tickets on line click here.

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More from Volnay

We have a fine selection including more Premier Crus from Domaine Pascal Bouley.

To view the wines and read tasting notes on our website click here.


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