1994 bouchard père volnay 1er cuvée carnot

Bouchard Père et Fils, Volnay 1er Caillerets Cuvée Carnot
Bouchard Père et Fils, Volnay 1er Caillerets Cuvée Carnot

A few bottles bought at auction for a relative song – of-course it was only a song if they are drinkable…
1994 Bouchard Père, Volnay 1er Caillerets Cuvée Carnottry to find this wine...
Surprisingly deep colour, amber at the rim. The nose starts tight and dense, faintly savoury too, time adds a greeny, herbal note – but not unlikeable. In the mouth it has more than decent concentration for the vintage, similarly decent acidity and a grained tannin that retains a little astringency. The fruit has some sweetness, yet there’s still a bit of bitterness in the finish – I have the impression that the tannin grain and and the bitterness are both barrel derived. Overall this stays rather clunky even if there’s not much here to particularly dislike – or indeed like!
Rebuy – No

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There are 3 responses to “1994 bouchard père volnay 1er cuvée carnot”

  1. Ray Walker22nd March 2009 at 8:25 pmPermalinkReply

    Hey Bill,
    interesting bottle. What’s the story behind Cuvee Carnot? Any relation to the Rue Carnot in Beaune close to Bouchard’s Domaine?

  2. phillip eaves23rd March 2009 at 7:49 pmPermalinkReply


    Coates points out that a certain Jean Francois Carnot became owner of this vineyard through marriage and it returned to Bouchard when one of the Bouchard married a cousin who was descended from Carnot (this is Burgundy) he adds that perhaps the wine was always made by Bouchard. refer Cote D’Or page 352.


  3. Ray Walker24th March 2009 at 8:30 amPermalinkReply

    funny you mention Cote D’Or. I’ve been reading it all this week, just wrote about it as well. I’ll check it out. Thanks.

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