La Pousse d'Or

Clos de la Bousse d'Or Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir

9.2283 ratings
9.2103 pro ratings
Volnay, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Maggie Harrison

east facing, 30-40 yr old vines, indigenous yeast, unfiltered unfined. nose- savory, umami, dried cherries, forestry. tannins still grippy. drinking on time- needs some food to release those tannins. ‘this wine is why burgundy ruins you’.

east facing, 30-40 yr old vines, indigenous yeast, unfiltered unfined. nose- savory, umami, dried cherries, forestry. tannins still grippy. drinking on time- needs some food to release those tannins. ‘this wine is why burgundy ruins you’.

Oct 18th, 2021
Lee Pitofsky

At first opened and tasted without decant, but determined it was needed. After 1 hour decant the wine became expressive and elegant showing black raspberries, red currants, topsoil, lots of minerals, well integrated acidity and a 2011 grip. No detection of green and vegetal characteristics as can often be found with the vintage. Finishes with good length and balance. Volnay did very well in 2011.

At first opened and tasted without decant, but determined it was needed. After 1 hour decant the wine became expressive and elegant showing black raspberries, red currants, topsoil, lots of minerals, well integrated acidity and a 2011 grip. No detection of green and vegetal characteristics as can often be found with the vintage. Finishes with good length and balance. Volnay did very well in 2011.

Jul 30th, 2020
Severn Goodwin

Nose has mashed black cherry, dried plum, light stemmy notes, black licorice, charred barrel, cherry sauce reduction, warm tar, molasses, dark chocolate shavings, fresh cherry and light peppery herbs (watercress?).

Palate has bright black cherry, dried red cherry, unsweetened dried cranberry, moist earth, ripe plum, slight mint note, medium barrel notes, slightly drying with a medium-long finish, mild tannins.

The first of several 2014 La Pousse d'Or bottles we acquired late in 2019. This, as expected needs another 6-8+ years (2026+) to show its truer self.

Paired with slowly braised beef short ribs from a trusty farmer in Columbia Co. (Kinderhook Farm, Valatie, NY). Since good chefs know the sauce is the boss, we did an Asian-style sauce (soy, ginger, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, garlic, red pepper flake, carrots & onions) which flavored the beef nicely and reduced even better! All served over brown rice, with toasted sesame seeds, so nice.

Cork pulled ~8h prior, to allow for a slow ox in a cool cellar space, this was the right move.

Nose has mashed black cherry, dried plum, light stemmy notes, black licorice, charred barrel, cherry sauce reduction, warm tar, molasses, dark chocolate shavings, fresh cherry and light peppery herbs (watercress?).

Palate has bright black cherry, dried red cherry, unsweetened dried cranberry, moist earth, ripe plum, slight mint note, medium barrel notes, slightly drying with a medium-long finish, mild tannins.

The first of several 2014 La Pousse d'Or bottles we acquired late in 2019. This, as expected needs another 6-8+ years (2026+) to show its truer self.

Paired with slowly braised beef short ribs from a trusty farmer in Columbia Co. (Kinderhook Farm, Valatie, NY). Since good chefs know the sauce is the boss, we did an Asian-style sauce (soy, ginger, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, garlic, red pepper flake, carrots & onions) which flavored the beef nicely and reduced even better! All served over brown rice, with toasted sesame seeds, so nice.

Cork pulled ~8h prior, to allow for a slow ox in a cool cellar space, this was the right move.

Apr 18th, 2020
Shay A
9.2

Wednesday Wine Committee. Great hosting by Gavin. 1 sparkler, 4 whites, 4 reds and 2 dessert wines. All served blind as usual.

This was similar to the Flowers Sea View before it with less powerful aromatics but more mineral, savory notes. Still pretty, with more in reserve. Older potpourri, lavender, underripe black cherries up front before a decidedly crushed rock and black pepper spice at the finish. Hold. I initially called this burgundy but decided to go with Sonoma pinot.

Wednesday Wine Committee. Great hosting by Gavin. 1 sparkler, 4 whites, 4 reds and 2 dessert wines. All served blind as usual.

This was similar to the Flowers Sea View before it with less powerful aromatics but more mineral, savory notes. Still pretty, with more in reserve. Older potpourri, lavender, underripe black cherries up front before a decidedly crushed rock and black pepper spice at the finish. Hold. I initially called this burgundy but decided to go with Sonoma pinot.

Nov 20th, 2019
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Tasting group. My 6th, group 4th. Black cherries, plums, pencil. Dark. Tight. Tart, intense, blue/purple fruit. Needs time.

Tasting group. My 6th, group 4th. Black cherries, plums, pencil. Dark. Tight. Tart, intense, blue/purple fruit. Needs time.

Dec 3rd, 2018
Greg Koslosky

A little funk but with good freshness for the vintage finishes with a touch of va . Probably better a few years ago still enjoyable though .

A little funk but with good freshness for the vintage finishes with a touch of va . Probably better a few years ago still enjoyable though .

Oct 28th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Very resinous and black-fruited umami character. Creosote, licorice, black plum, Asian spice, soy sauce and beef jerky. Extremely savory expression of Volnay, finishing with big dry tannins and intense minerality. Oak and fruit tannins are still fighting it out, but this has amazing potential and promises to be a stellar wine given some patience.

Very resinous and black-fruited umami character. Creosote, licorice, black plum, Asian spice, soy sauce and beef jerky. Extremely savory expression of Volnay, finishing with big dry tannins and intense minerality. Oak and fruit tannins are still fighting it out, but this has amazing potential and promises to be a stellar wine given some patience.

Jul 13th, 2018
Natalia Denisova

Medium garnet color. Intense aromas of ripe strawberries, raspberries, red cherries, earthy, clover, tobacco, iris flowers. Developing. High acidity, medium tannins, silky, intense flavour of red cherry, ripe strawberry, wet leaves, tobacco. Complex and elegant.
Long finish. Outstanding wine.

Medium garnet color. Intense aromas of ripe strawberries, raspberries, red cherries, earthy, clover, tobacco, iris flowers. Developing. High acidity, medium tannins, silky, intense flavour of red cherry, ripe strawberry, wet leaves, tobacco. Complex and elegant.
Long finish. Outstanding wine.

Feb 3rd, 2018
Veronica Castro

Pousse d’Or and Mom’s pork tamales (no salsa). I highly recommend both.

Pousse d’Or and Mom’s pork tamales (no salsa). I highly recommend both.

Jan 9th, 2018
Abbaye Cheng

One hour open time; chalky cherry cola at first, then more savory dried goods came thru. It didn't hold up much longer after it peaked, thus only 9 rating - better Bourgognes yet to come.

One hour open time; chalky cherry cola at first, then more savory dried goods came thru. It didn't hold up much longer after it peaked, thus only 9 rating - better Bourgognes yet to come.

Jan 1st, 2018