La Pousse d'Or

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

9.122 ratings
9.110 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
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
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
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Beautiful wine! Full of tense red fruit with a great bit of acidity. Well balanced!

Beautiful wine! Full of tense red fruit with a great bit of acidity. Well balanced!

1 person found it helpfulOct 14th, 2015
Nathaniel DiMaggio

2011. Bright! Light red fruit. Ripping acidity. A lovely wine! Needs time.

2011. Bright! Light red fruit. Ripping acidity. A lovely wine! Needs time.

1 person found it helpfulAug 19th, 2015
Randal Bennett

Nice wine but fairly simple. Silky yet lean.

Nice wine but fairly simple. Silky yet lean.

Jan 27th, 2016
Jean-Francois Pelletier

Light ruby. Nose of spice, red berries backed by a distinct herbaceous character. Had some fizz on the palate, so I had to give the bottle a good shake to get rid of it. Medium- body, with a good acidity and long finish. Probably too young to properly evaluate.

Light ruby. Nose of spice, red berries backed by a distinct herbaceous character. Had some fizz on the palate, so I had to give the bottle a good shake to get rid of it. Medium- body, with a good acidity and long finish. Probably too young to properly evaluate.

Mar 2nd, 2017
Paul Hoffert

Opens up with some cherry and cassis on the nose. Rich red fruit with bits of chocolate will be prominent on your palate. Seems to be pretty tannic but not crushing. Would love to revisit this one in several years.

Opens up with some cherry and cassis on the nose. Rich red fruit with bits of chocolate will be prominent on your palate. Seems to be pretty tannic but not crushing. Would love to revisit this one in several years.

Jul 4th, 2014
Michael Meagher MS

Chairman/Founder Boston Sommelier Society, Beverage Director Cafe Escadrille

9.4

Michael had this 5 years ago

Michael had this 5 years ago

Jun 21st, 2016
Matt Berkovitch

Sommelier Babbo

9.1

Matt had this 5 years ago

Matt had this 5 years ago

Jun 20th, 2016
Coby Parker-Garcia

Coby had this 5 years ago

Coby had this 5 years ago

Dec 13th, 2015