2020 Louis Jadot Volnay Clos de la Barre

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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JS 94 JM 94 VN 94 WS 92
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, September 2022

Ripe, generous and velvety with lively acidity, this is an impressive Volnay that retains the light-footedness of this appellation, in spite of the extreme vintage. Stacks of fine tannins and this side of the wine builds...
JM 94

Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy, November 2021

(92-94 points) Medium to deep purple, beautifully ripe, so much going on, plump lush raspberry but never losing its thread, more character in this warmer vintage rather than drying it. This is a very good Clos de la...
VN 94

Vinous, December 2021

(92-94 points) The 2020 Volnay Clos de la Barre ler Cru has a well-defined and quite precise bouquet, perhaps more so compared to the Mitans and the Santenots. The palate is medium-bodied with silky tannins, a fine bead...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, May 2023

A supple red, with core flavors of cherry, raspberry and plum fruit shaded by vanilla, sweet spices and a vegetal note. Firms up, with chalky tannins marking the vibrant finish. Best from 2025 through 2036. - B.S.


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Appellation Volnay
Sub-appellation La Barre
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Louis Jadot Volnay Clos de la Barre is a Pinot Noir from the renowned region of Burgundy, France, specifically from the Cote de Beaune sub-region within the Volnay appellation. This wine is produced by the well-respected Louis Jadot winery and is closed with a traditional cork. It boasts an alcohol content of 13.5%.

This vintage has received high praise from several notable wine reviewers. Neal Martin from Vinous gave it a commendable score of 94 points, describing it as having "a well-defined and quite precise bouquet." He highlighted its "medium-bodied" nature, "silky tannins," and "vibrant and fresh" palate, culminating in a "slightly candied finish." Martin found this Volnay to be particularly "seductive and more-ish," indicating that it is a standout among its peers.

Jasper Morris of Inside Burgundy also awarded it 94 points, noting the wine’s "beautifully ripe" profile and "plump lush raspberry" flavors. He emphasized that it never loses its thread despite the warmer vintage, adding that this is one of the best Clos de la Barre vintages he can remember.

Wine Spectator's B.S. scored it slightly lower at 92 points but still praised its "supple" character with core flavors of "cherry, raspberry, and plum fruit," complemented by "vanilla, sweet spices, and a vegetal note." They also noted its "chalky tannins" and vibrant finish, suggesting it will be best enjoyed from 2025 through 2036.

James Suckling also gave it 94 points, calling it "ripe, generous, and velvety with lively acidity." He praised its ability to retain the "light-footedness" typical of the Volnay appellation despite the extreme vintage conditions. Suckling noted the wine's "fine tannins" and "highly structured finish," recommending it as drinkable now but optimal from 2024.

Overall, the 2020 Louis Jadot Volnay Clos de la Barre is a highly regarded Pinot Noir with notable freshness, structure, and complexity, making it a compelling choice for both current enjoyment and aging potential.