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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.

The 2015 Volnay 1er Cru Clos des 60 Ouvrées has a very rich and opulent bouquet with layers of cassis and blueberry fruit. The palate is dense and tannic with grippy tannin (a leitmotif for La Pousse d'Or's 2015s) with a dense, broody finish. It does not quite "sing" as I would have liked and I am seeking more Pinoté as exuded by the 2014 last year. Hopefully this will meliorate by the time of bottling. Rating: 87-89 Points; Neal Martin; Robert Parker The Wine Advocate

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