A ripe, airy and cool mix consists mainly of red and dark raspberry, anise and an equally pretty mix of floral elements. There is both excellent volume and vibrancy to the sappy, powerful and muscular larger-scaled flavors that brim with minerality on the serious, long and built-to-age finale. Patience absolutely recommended.
Robert Parker 92-94
Another Volnaysien success story chez Bouchard this year is the 2020 Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes, a medium to full-bodied, velvety and concentrated wine evocative of cherries, blackberries, rose petals, forest floor and black truffle. Vibrant and chalky, it concludes with a long, penetrating finish.
The 2020 Volnay Clos des Chênes 1er Cru ripened a little later than the other Volnays this year. The nose is fresh and nicely delineated on the nose, scents of black cherries, bilberry and a dash of white pepper. The palate is medium-bodied with fine delineation, gentle grip, quite peppery with a Pommard-like finish. Noble.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045