Wonderful 2016's from Domaine Bouley. Take Advantage of our 25% Pre Arrival Discount for the nex

 

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Bourgogne Pinot Noir $38.95
Volnay 1er Crus from $111.95
92-95 Point Clos de Chenes $117.50
 
In March I had the pleasure of tasting again at Domaine Bouley. From the 2016 vintage the son Pierrick has taken over the domaine. The name has been changed from Domaine Pascal Bouley to Domaine Pierrick Bouley and new more modern labels will appear on his first vintage - 2016. Other than that everything remains much the same.
 
This small family owned domaine is just 9 hectares in size but their range of wines includes six serious Premier Cru Volnays including Clos de Chenes, Champans, Santenots and the Monopole Grands Champs.

It was a terrific tasting of serious Volnay, all with unique personalities. Unlike many small domaines, the Bouleys are visited and reviewed glowingly by the wine critics. The 2016's continue the pattern.
The wines have been bottled and we will look to ship them soon. For the next week you can enjoy a 25% Pre Arrival Discount instead of the usual 15%.

Below are the six Premier Crus from Volany. Click here to view the full range of 13 different wines.

Volnay 1er Cru Les Grands Champs Monopole 2016
Landed Price $199.95
Special Pre Arrival Price $149.95 (Save 25%)

Bouley Pierrick Grands Champs label 2016
The Fine Wine Review
10 hl/ha. Bouley owns the only part of the Grands Champs that is classified as premier cru. The nose is powerful with red fruits and some spiciness. The mouth is medium light with elegance, good length and spicy red and dark fruits
90-94 Points

Steen Ohman Winehog.org: 
Volnay Les Grands Champs is a 0.24 ha monopole located in Volnay Les Mitans. This seem to come from a slightly hotter place thus offering a very generous side of the 2016 vintage. The nose is fresher than in the 2015 edition of this wine - with plenty of cool and detailed red and dark berries. On the palate vivacious but still quite a weighty fruit - vibrant and lacy/silky - with a nice balancing acidity. This is a quite sexy thing ... will provide some lovely hedonistic moments. 91-93 Points

Volnay 1er Cru Champans 2016
Landed Price $159.50
Special Pre Arrival Price $119.50 (Save 25%)

Bouley Pierrick Champans label 2016 The Fine Wine Review: 49 hl/ha. The vines here are 27 years-old, younger than most of the estate's vines in other vineyards, and so were able to better resist. The nose is spicy and stony. The mouth features intense, spicy, deep red fruits. There some structure here. This is not a fleshy Champans, but the tannins on the finish are ripe. 
91-94 Points

Volnay 1er Cru Ronceret 2016
Landed Price $150.95
Special Pre Arrival Price $113.50 (Save 25%)

Bouley Pierrick Ronceret label 2016 The Fine Wine Review: A little more volume here: 18.6 hl/ha, or roughly half a crop. No SO2 yet added.  The wine is dense, mineral, and stony with dark fruits. The texture is stony, and the wine has firmness, and good length. 
90-93 Points

Steen Ohman Winehog.org The Volnay Ronceret is a step up in both definition and weight. No SO2 used during the vinification at this point (21/06/2017) - so expressive and organic fruit wise. The nose is bursting with detailed fruit - boysenberries, red currant and blackbarries - spiced with a fine earthy minerality. On the palate juicy and vibrant fruit - quite rich and generous - but first and foremost charming with it's vivacious fruit. Perhaps not the most complex wine in the lineup - yet it's one of my favourites even in 2016. 91-92 Points

Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chenes 2016
Landed Price $156.95
Special Pre Arrival Price $117.50 (Save 25%)

Bouley Pierrick Chenes label 2016
The Fine Wine Review: 49 hl/ha. Here, too, the vines are younger than most of the estate's other vines, being only about 30 years-old. The nose is stony and pure. The mouth shows dark fruits and it is sleeker than that of the Champans. The wine shows excellent energy and penetration and one can feel the limestone in the vineyard. The wine also shows good mineraity and length. It should age well. 
92-95 Points

Steen Ohman Winehog.org: Volnay Clos de Chenes is a powerhouse and the top cuvée here. The nose brimming with juicy red fruit - airy and delicate - brought forward by a intense earthy minerality. On the palate layers of juicy ripe fruit - very fine energy and freshness. This feels lighter and more airy than the 2015 - as the alcohol level also is somewhat lower - nevertheless it offers a quite impressive level of concentration. This is a truly lovely Volnay in the making - generous, complex and cool. Also this year my favorite wine in the Bouley lineup - chapeau Pierrick. 92-93 Points

Volnay 1er Cru Santenots 2016
Landed Price $150.95
Special Pre Arrival Price $113.50 (Save 25%)

Bouley Pierrick Santenots label 2016 The Fine Wine Review: 
26.7 hl/ha. No SO2 yet added. The nose shows spiced blackberries. The mouth is dense with good structure, very deep blackberry fruit, and overall balance. It is a very good representation of wine from the Santenots vineyard. 
90-94 Points

Steen Ohman Winehog.org: The Volnay Santenots is a delightful wine in the making. Also vinified without SO2 (June 21st 2017) and is very expressive and cool. The nose is brimming with red and dark fruit - spurred by a fine vibrant minerality. On the palate both generous, complex and offering considerable depth. Perhaps more on the hedonistic side than the Clos de Chene - but still a both serious and charming effort. Make no mistake - it's forward and generous - yet it's not lacking depth and complexity. 90-93 Points
Volnay 1er Cru Robardelle 2016
Landed Price $148.95
Special Pre Arrival Price $111.95 (Save 25%)

Bouley Pierrick Robardell label 2016 The Fine Wine Review: 
7.8 hl/ha. This wine is dense, chewy, and saline with dark fruit. It shows less finesse than the Monthélie 1er Cru, though. 88-92 Points

Steen Ohman Winehog.org: 
The Volnay Robardelle 1er cru is one of my favourites here - from a terroir located in the lower southern end of the appellation. The nose is brimming with red fruit ... cool and quite refined with a nice chalky note - or at least so it seems. On the palate juicy and generous red fruit .. very charming indeed. 88-90 Points
To view the full range of wines and to order on our website click here. You may also order by email to luke@grandmillesime.com.au or phone. 
 
Cheers,
Darren

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