- Domaine Jean-Marc Bouley
- Pinot Noir
- 2022 - 2034
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, December 2017
The red soil of this vineyard sitting below Caillerets is rich in iron oxide and gives a deeply flavoured, intense style of wine. With concentrated grenadine aromas, this has a firm mid-palate intensity, with vigour and a lovely velvety finish. Extraordinarily complex.
Neal Martin, December 2017,
The 2016 Volnay 1er Cru Les Carelles, located next to Champans, includes around 10% stems from bunches deemed worthy as they entered the vat. It has a crisp, focused, almost Pommard-like bouquet with subtle undergrowth scents and black pepper infusing the mainly red fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, just a hint of latté infusing the red fruit from the wood that will be subsumed with age. I like the density here, although it just does not quite deliver the killer blow on the finish like the Caillerets. Drink 2020-2035
Burghound, April 2018,
A whiff of wood is present on the pretty and airy mix of raspberry, cherry, lavender and soft spice nuances. There is a beguiling inner mouth perfume to the super-refined and well-detailed flavors that are also quite delicate on the lingering finish. This is a textbook Carelles, which is to say a wine of lace and grace. Drink 2023+
Jancis Robinson, January 2018,
Some intensity and interesting smudginess – recalls a boudoir somehow. Lots of fruit and more subtle ingredients hurtling around on the palate. Drink 2025-2040
Domaine Jean-Marc Bouley
We are delighted to introduce the wines of Thomas Bouley in 2015, joining our selection of great Volnay domaines. Those customers who bought Burgundy en primeur in the early days of Goedhuis Co may have a sense of déjà vu! Johnny first bought from Thomas’s father Jean-Marc in the 1980s. After a few years’ sabbatical it is wonderful to be reacquainted with this prestigious domaine whose wines we consider very special indeed. Much has happened in the intervening years. Son Thomas now makes the wines and is one of the Côte de Beaune’s most dedicated growers, with an unstoppable energy and enthusiasm. They have also just completed one of the area’s most sophisticated new wineries right in the heart of Volnay. This investment will ensure that the already high quality of the domaine will only ascend. This is a great estate making wines which truly reflect Volnay and Pommard.
A red wine appellation only, wines from Volnay might be considered the most revered of southern Burgundy. They have been celebrated since the 18th century for their delicacy. But they are not fruit forward like those of Beaune or Chorey Lès Beaune nor have the brooding structure of Pommard.Instead, they have superb linearity, focus and poise while sheathed in velvety tannin. This slightly reticent personality comes out even more with a bit of age, though some can be approached very young. There are no grand cru vineyards in Volnay, but there are some excellent premier cru examples including Volnay Les Champans and Volnay Les Caillerets. Chardonnay grown in the shared Santenots vineyard must be labelled as Meursault.