- Domaine Jean-Marc Bouley
- Pinot Noir
- 2022 - 2032
- Case size
- Available Later
Goedhuis, December 2019
The red ferrous soil of this vineyard gives a deeply flavoured, intense style of wine. It is always a stand-out in the cellar and one of Thomas’s favourites. This 2018 is a graceful, silky wine, with delicious rich fruit flavours of damsons and jostaberries. Full, long and graceful.
Neal Martin, January 2020,
The 2018 Volnay Les Carelles 1er Cru comes from the bottom part of the slope, in a warm, sunny location, on ferrous clay soils. It has quite an opulent bouquet of black cherries, wild strawberry and touches of cassis – very different from the Les Caillerets. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, smooth and harmonious with an almost creamy texture, although I am seeking a little more tension to come through on the sensual finish. Drink 2022-2035
Burghound, April 2020,
Once again there is just enough reduction to blur the nuances of the fruit. The silky middle weight flavors are even more refined, indeed even delicate, with similar length on the finish that also really fans out as it sits on the palate. At present this isn't quite as complex, but it may well catch the Caillerets in time. Drink 2030+
Jasper Morris MW, January 2020,
Brisk fresh purple, red clay here, the nose promises well, this has medium density on the palate with a certain grace and elegance, while still compact. Tannins have ripened nicely, and this finishes very well. A velvet touch at the finish and red fruit rather than black.
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.