2002 La Pousse d'Or Volnay 1er Cru "Clos des 60 Ouvrées"
Powerful rich fruit with flavors of chocolate and rich concentration make this a ripe, intense wine with delicious flavors of sweet acidity.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Here there is elegance and complexity to burn with a simply dazzling array of spicy black fruit aromas nuanced by a pungent minerality and a subtle warm earth quality. The medium weight, extremely rich flavors offer serious depth and solid weight and punch with a level of dry extract that completely coats and stains the palate. The incredibly long finish is precise and pure with impeccable balance and this should be capable of aging for a good 15 years yet be approachable after 5 to 7.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium red. Shy but precise aromas of raspberry, strawberry and flowers. Then tight and a bit youthfully bound-up in the mouth, showing less early sweetness and flesh than the Bousse d'Or. But this vineyard, at the edge of Santenots, produces a masculine, minerally style of wine. This calls for at least five years of cellaring.
Light on the nose, but convincing. Lots of rich flavours, though more delicate than Clos de la Bousse d’Or. Very good winemaking. Great balance.
92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Beguiling aromas of animal fur, blackberries, dark cherries, and violets can be found in the nose of the 2002 Volnay En Caillerets Clos des 60 Ouvrees. Viscous, deep, and chewy, this muscular wine boasts immense concentration and length. Its thickly textured personality reveals blackberry jam, candied dark cherries, and a myriad spices. Its prolonged finish exhibits exquisitely ripe tannin. Though I’ve been in love with the 1990 for years, this 60 Ouvrees may well surpass it! Anticipated maturity: 2008-2019." (06/04)