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The Pousse d’Or domaine at Volnay was established in 1954. Its vineyards are anything but ordinary, consisting as they do mainly of premier and grand crus in the villages of Morey-Saint-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Corton, Pommard, Volnay, Puligny-Montrachet and Santenay. The domaine’s 18 hectares yield 90,000 bottles annually and are managed in a spirit of respect for terroir.

Le Domaine de la Pousse d’Or can be traced back to the Dukes of Burgundy and the year 1100. Since 1997, its new owner Patrick Landanger has invested considerable resources both in the vineyards themselves and in the arrangements for vinification and elevage.

A brooding and all but inexpressive nose only grudgingly reveals its more complex and notably more sauvage aromas of various dark berry fruit, earth and floral scents. There is excellent power and punch to the more imposingly-scaled big-bodied flavors that also possess admirably mid-palate concentration before culminating in a long, serious, mouth coating and moderately austere finish. Unlike the Bressandes this is going to require longer to come around and I wouldn't touch a bottle before it has at least 10 years of age. Score: 93 Points; Tasted: April 2015; Drink: 2028+; Issue: 58; Allen Meadows - Burghound

The 2013 Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru is tight-lipped on the nose, but there is plenty of ripe dark cherry and cassis fruit waiting to spring forth. There is fine clarity and focus here. The palate is medium-bodied and much spicier than the Corton Bressandes: black pepper, cloves and a touch of thyme and here it fans out beautifully on the finish. What a gorgeous Clos du Roi in the making! Rating 92-94 Points; Drink: 2016-2035; Date: Dec 2014; Neil Martin - eRobertParker.com #216

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