|Burgundy||2016||Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot, Bouchard Père et Fils||BT||2 \ 0||24||600.00||12||24||66.666666666667||92.00||92.00||Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot, Bouchard Pere||0.75||10|
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The 2016 Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvée Carnot 1er Cru demonstrates more new oak on the nose compared to its peers, denser and perhaps more opaque, touches of blackberry, raspberry and a hint of tomato vine. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin, well integrated oak, quite dense and maybe modern in style, yet well crafted with a satin-like mouthfeel on the finish. Excellent. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting in Burgundy.
(from a very good yield of 40 hectoliters per hectare, as this vineyard, which Weber told me "usually gets hit by something or other," was not affected by frost in 2016): Good dark red. Alluring, mellow aromas and flavors of redcurrant, tobacco, spices and minerals, plus a suggestion of toffee. Round, silky and plush, offering mouthfilling voluptuousness without losing its shape. The compellingly round, sweet finish shows a fine dusting of tannins and superb length. Absolutely no sign of vine stress here!