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.
The 2014 Volnay 1er Cru Clos des 60 Ouvrées, the domaine's 2.39-hectare monopole planted between 1954 and 1987, has a degree of transparency on the nose: blackberry and briary, cold flint and limestone, perhaps a touch of sea spray here. The definition is commendable. The palate is well balanced with supple tannin, very fine acidity and cohesion; it is a little high-toned compared to some of its peers, but with ample freshness and tension struck through the multi-layered finish. This is sure to be a long term Volnay. Rating: 91-93 Points; Date Tasted: Dec 2015; Drink: 2019-2038; Neil Martin - eRobertParker.com #222
Here too a subtle touch of wood sets off the notably ripe and highly spiced aromas of plum, violet and gentle earth scents. There is a wonderfully refined and ultra-pure mouth feel to the well-delineated and concentrated middle weight flavors that are almost pungently stony, all wrapped in an intense and focused yet lacy finale that exhibits just a hint of youthful austerity. This is positively gorgeous and shows absolutely no ill effects from the hail. In a word lovely. Rating: 93 Points; Date Tasted: April 2016; Drink: 2024+; Issue: 61; Sweet Spot!; Allen Meadows - Burghound
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