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2002 Pousse d'Or, Volnay Clos des 60 OuvréesApr. 2010
Medium, medium-plus colour but quite an amber caste – I wonder how this has been stored. The fruit has a pronounced jammy aroma and some dried cranberry, eventually widening to give a dark cherry and some dark minerality at the core. Sweet in the mouth and there’s fine texture, too – the acidity has a slightly bitter prominence, but not enough to make you wince or regret the next sip. Actually it drinks very well. I have the feeling that it might have been stored at a high-ish temp at some stage during its lifetime, but it clearly survived the trip to all the way to the bottle-bank…
2006 Pousse d'Or, Volnay Clos des 60 OuvréesApr. 2008
Medium-plus colour. The nose is a mix of oak and dark fruit elements. There’s plenty of tannin but it’s set against beautiful dark fruit and mouthwatering acidity. Again super.
2002 Pousse d'Or, Volnay Clos des 60 OuvréesMar. 2006
Medium cherry-red. A lovely nose, sweet, wide, incisive red cherry with the merest edge of cream. The palate is very well balanced and has real intensity. There’s sufficient fat and the tannins are sophisticated. Like quite a number of 02’s there’s eventually an edge of bitterness in the finish, but it’s one of reasonable length with, like nose, a touch of cream. A very nice wine.
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