En Primeur | Domaine Louis Boillot 2019

The Boillot family name is associated with great wine in almost every village in the Côte d’Or. It is a family dynasty with relations based in most of the greatest communes. Louis himself grew up in Gevrey Chambertin at his father Lucien’s estate. He then moved, some 20 years ago, to Chambolle Musigny to join his famous partner Ghislaine Barthod. A dynamic duo, they share cellars, viticulture and winemaking expertise, and have now been joined by their 25-year-old son Clément who has clearly inherited the family gift.

Louis tends a high proportion of old vines in parcels that stretch along the Côte, from Gevrey Chambertin to Pommard. Meticulous vineyard husbandry yields delicious wines with scented red berry fruit and perfectly ripened tannins. As is their policy most years, in 2019 he was one of the earlier pickers starting on 9th September. He likes freshness, brightness and low alcohol levels in his wines. Not one cuvée in the cellar goes above 13.4% abv in this vintage. Low quantity, but very high quality.

Please note: due to high demand, online purchases of 2019 Burgundies are limited to 1 case of each wine. For more information please contact your account manager or wine@goedhuis.com

Vintage  

Size Qty Price Price (Inc VAT) Stat

 
2019

Chambolle Musigny Louis Boillot

12x75cl 3 £438.00 EP

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2020

    A darker cherry character than some years, reflecting the warm, dry summer conditions experienced in the village in 2019. Quite a moreish style, with its sweet black fruit flavours and touch of liquorice spice. Warming and very pleasing.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2020,
    Score: 87-89

    The 2019 Chambolle-Musigny Village comes from two parcels, 80% from Beaux Bruns and 20% from Derrière La Forge. The first barrel selected showed some reduction. The second was much better, offering well-defined brambly red fruit intermixed with light earthy aromas. The palate is ripe and quite candied on the entry, with vanilla-tinged red fruit, a slightly confit style, and a sweet, candied, lightly spiced finish. Not profound, but quite seductive. Drink 2022 - 2032

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, November 2020,
    Score: 88-91

    Made from 75% Beaux Bruns and 25% Derrière le Four, purchased in 2005 and 2009 respectively. Intense purple with a reductive nose. Quite heavy at the moment with dark fruit, and a lot of oak. Powerful sturdy stuff. 3 Star

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2019

Chambolle Musigny Louis Boillot

6x75cl 1 £219.00 EP

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2020

    A darker cherry character than some years, reflecting the warm, dry summer conditions experienced in the village in 2019. Quite a moreish style, with its sweet black fruit flavours and touch of liquorice spice. Warming and very pleasing.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2020,
    Score: 87-89

    The 2019 Chambolle-Musigny Village comes from two parcels, 80% from Beaux Bruns and 20% from Derrière La Forge. The first barrel selected showed some reduction. The second was much better, offering well-defined brambly red fruit intermixed with light earthy aromas. The palate is ripe and quite candied on the entry, with vanilla-tinged red fruit, a slightly confit style, and a sweet, candied, lightly spiced finish. Not profound, but quite seductive. Drink 2022 - 2032

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, November 2020,
    Score: 88-91

    Made from 75% Beaux Bruns and 25% Derrière le Four, purchased in 2005 and 2009 respectively. Intense purple with a reductive nose. Quite heavy at the moment with dark fruit, and a lot of oak. Powerful sturdy stuff. 3 Star

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2019

Gevrey Chambertin Louis Boillot

6x75cl 1 £207.00 EP

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2020

    Louis has eight parcels scattered around the village and this 2019 is a very complete reflection of Gevrey’s personality. Direct and intense with dark blackcurrant fruits, this is a wine of real depth. Full and rich, with a rewarding bright purity. Everything a Gevrey should be.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2020,
    Score: 89-91

    The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Village comes from vines between 50 and 80 years old. It comes across quite strict on the nose, certainly a lot more restrained than the Chambolle Village, with tight-knit loamy aromas. The medium-bodied palate presents crushed blackberry and cranberry fruit, a fine bead of acidity and impressive substance on the finish considering this is a Village Cru. A finely crafted Gevrey from Boillot that will last longer than I suspect many will allow. Drink 2023 - 2033

  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2021,
    Score: 89-91

    There is a suggestion of herbal tea to the high-toned red berry fruit, newly turned earth and underbrush scented nose. There is a lovely sense of underlying tension to the saline-inflected flavors on the youthfully austere finale. This is really quite good for its level and worth checking out. Outstanding Top value. Drink: 2027+

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, December 2020,
    Score: 16.5

    What a superb vintage for Louis Boillot. These are the most expressive wines I have ever seen from this Domaine and this Gevrey is accurate, buoyant, fresh and fine.

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, November 2020,
    Score: 90-93

    Glowing imperial purple, this is as ever a high-class version of Gevrey. The nose takes some coaxing, not least because the fruit is so well balanced: there are one or two darker notes but it is predominantly an intense red fruit, on the cusp of raspberry and strawberry with very good acidity. 4 Star

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