Volnay 1er Cru "Clos de la Cave" 2007, Jean-Marc Bouley
How could you not want to try a wine from a vineyard called "Clos de la Cave"? A lovely reflective colour announces a Volnay 1er cru with oak and tree bark (beech) dominated notes with some cherry and plum background fruit. The wine is too young to express more than this aromatically. Wonderful to drink, velvety fruit, appealing and long. Gentle cries of "Oh yes!" and "Please Sir, can I have some more?" resonated around the Bouley tasting room. We heard that the 2007s budded so early in the year that if it hadn't been for the rain in July and August then 2007 pinots would have been picked even earlier than the 2003s. But 2007 is a vastly superior vintage.