La Pousse d'Or

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

9.2294 ratings
9.2110 pro ratings
Volnay, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Tasting group 4/3/22 My 5th, Group 3rd. Sassafras, tad spritz. Flavors follow. Very developed- drink. Mouthful. Lovely

Tasting group 4/3/22 My 5th, Group 3rd. Sassafras, tad spritz. Flavors follow. Very developed- drink. Mouthful. Lovely

Apr 4th, 2022
Justin Bothur

Meatier than I thought it would be - still some time left to go.

Meatier than I thought it would be - still some time left to go.

Mar 21st, 2022
Lee Pitofsky

Pop and pour magic. A real come to papa wine that flaunts all it has to offer. Incredible elegance, fruit purity and persistence. Gorgeous 95 from the master, his second to last vintage.

Pop and pour magic. A real come to papa wine that flaunts all it has to offer. Incredible elegance, fruit purity and persistence. Gorgeous 95 from the master, his second to last vintage.

Jan 21st, 2022
Severn Goodwin

Anniversary Dinner, from our cellar...
I think the 4th anniversary is 38YO Pousse d'Or, right?

Anniversary Dinner, from our cellar...
I think the 4th anniversary is 38YO Pousse d'Or, right?

Dec 17th, 2021
Lee Pitofsky

The last vintage from the master Gerard Potel and what a lovely bottle it was. Fresh, elegant, floral and perfectly mature, though with plenty of life left, and the perfect balance of tertiary expression and fruit purity. Pousse d’or with age rarely disappoints.

The last vintage from the master Gerard Potel and what a lovely bottle it was. Fresh, elegant, floral and perfectly mature, though with plenty of life left, and the perfect balance of tertiary expression and fruit purity. Pousse d’or with age rarely disappoints.

Dec 16th, 2021
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