- Domaine Louis Boillot
- Pinot Noir
- Case size
Neal Martin, December 2014,
The 2013 Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru les Pruliers has a fragrant, floral bouquet with wilted violets infusing the red berry fruit. There is good intensity here, quite lush at this early juncture. The palate is finely balance with a silky texture, smooth in the mouth with a cohesive, velvety finish that is very promising once this is bottled. In a word - seductive. Drink: 2016 - 2030
Burghound, January 2015,
(70+ year old vines). A dense array of very fresh and cool dark berry, earth and overtly sauvage scents serves as a complex introduction to the supple but muscular and concentrated middle weight flavors. There are touches of minerality and rusticity to the dusty and mouth coating finish that delivers excellent length on the wellbalanced finish that is very Nuits in character. This serious effort will definitely need time in bottle first. Drink 2023+
Sarah Marsh, November 2014,
Rich and dense aroma. Plenty of dark hedgerow fruit. Sweet on the attack. Lots of fruit here. Yet it is really rather elegant the palate for a southern NSG. Concentrated, but subtle. Very svelte tannins. Long and pure fruit on the finish. Lovely. Score 18.5. From 2019
Domaine Louis Boillot
Louis is the seventh generation of vignerons in Burgundy from a family who is mostly known for their Côte de Beaune wines such as Pommard and Volnay however, several Côte de Nuits appellations including Gevrey Chambertin were added to the repertoire in 1978. Many of these are parcels of extremely old vines, and the wines have a natural concentration and silky persistence. Today Louis vinifies and ages his wines in Chambolle Musigny in the same cellar as his other half, Ghislaine Barthod. In fact, it has been said that his influences have helped create the celestial beauties that have risen from her vineyards. Both are ably assisted by their son, Clément. He has been instrumental in Louis Boillot’s recent purchase of vineyards in Beaujolais, Moulin à Vent, where these skilled Burgundians bring their expertise to the Gamay grape.
The second largest town after Beaune, Nuits St. Georges is known for ample wines that have textured tannins and rich fruit. Unlike other famous Côte de Nuits villages, it has no Grand Crus but does have a handful of exceptional premier cru vineyards such as Clos de l'Arlot, Les Pruliers and AuxMurgers. Its wines can be occasionally rustic, and this sets them apart from many of the more northern appellations as well as from the neighbouring Côte de Beaune whose wines (apart from Pommard) tend to be less structured and more fruit forward. This is no doubt due to a slightly increased presence of clay especially on the Primeaux-Prissey area of the appellation. Notable producers include Domaine de l'Arlot, Jean Grivot and Meo-Camuzet.