Volnay 2006, Jean-Marc Bouley
We last visited the Bouley domaine perched on the steep Volnay hillside in May 2006 and enjoyed the successful 2004s. Jean-Marc's son has now taken over the wine-making (as shown in photograph) bringing more recent viticultural and vinicultural advances to the wines. The 2006 vintage was ripe and balanced, a plump year without the bigger tannins of 2005. This Volnay 2006, aged 25% in new oak barrels, is toasty and cherry flavoured. Bright raspberry coulis fruit, good balance and quite long. As with the 2004s from the domaine, one imbibes and then asks for more. Always a good sign!