2014 Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Volnay 1er Cru "Clos des 60 Ouvrées"
Allen Meadows - Burghound
***Sweet Spot*** Here too a subtle touch of wood sets off the notably ripe and highly spiced aromas of plum, violet and gentle earth scents. There is a wonderfully refined and ultra-pure mouth feel to the well-delineated and concentrated middle weight flavors that are almost pungently stony, all wrapped in an intense and focused yet lacy finale that exhibits just a hint of youthful austerity. This is positively gorgeous and shows absolutely no ill effects from the hail. In a word lovely.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Volnay 1er Cru Clos des 60 Ouvrées, the domaine's 2.39-hectare monopole planted between 1954 and 1987, has a degree of transparency on the nose: blackberry and briary, cold flint and limestone, perhaps a touch of sea spray here. The definition is commendable. The palate is well balanced with supple tannin, very fine acidity and cohesion; it is a little high-toned compared to some of its peers, but with ample freshness and tension struck through the multi-layered finish. This is sure to be a long term Volnay. (NM)
(from vines averaging 50 years of age): Full medium ruby. Black cherry, licorice, animal fur, violet and menthol on the slightly reduced nose. Sweet, primary and densely packed, showing noteworthy purity to its chewy flavors of dark berries, licorice and minerals. At once silky and vibrant, with a rising, energetic finish featuring refined tannins. A very successful Volnay for the year. (ST)
Sumptuous cherry nose that boasts enormous weight of fruit, if not very Pinot-like. Broad and opulent palate backed by firm tannins and assertive acidity. Skeletal now, but has potential. Quite extracted yet not too aggressive. Long. (SB)