- Domaine Louis Boillot
- Pinot Noir
- 2017 - 2025
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2014
A superb Volnay wine, in what for many growers was a difficult vintage in this appellation. A fine balance between crisp crocquant red fruits and subtle silky tannins. A wine of grace and charm with a delicious finish.
Neal Martin, December 2014,
The 2013 Volnay les Grands Poisots has a light stony bouquet with touches of red cherry and strawberry that gradually unfold. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins, good density and a rather muscular finish. This will require two or three years in bottle but at the moment it just seems to lack a little animation. Drink: 2016 - 2028
Burghound, January 2015,
An attractively complex nose offers up notes of fresh red and dark pinot fruit along with plum, earth and violet scents. There is fine volume to the delicious, supple and round flavors that possess a seductive mouth feel before terminating in an ever-so-slightly edgy finish. This appears to have a better chance to age out successfully and I do like the depth.Drink 2019+
Jancis Robinson, January 2015,
Light and perfumed, a grown-up bon-bon nose. Good core of fruit on the palate, plus those slightly edgy, autumn-leaf notes so often found in Volnay. Drink 2017-2020
Sarah Marsh, November 2014,
Warm summer fruits on the nose. Expressive. This is a good deal richer and more concentrated than the Beaune. Thickness and richness to the texture. It is generous and very Volnay. Rounded and fresh enough on the finish. Well balanced. Score 15.5. From 2017
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.
A red wine appellation only, wines from Volnay might be considered the most revered of southern Burgundy. They have been celebrated since the 18th century for their delicacy. But they are not fruit forward like those of Beaune or Chorey Lès Beaune nor have the brooding structure of Pommard.Instead, they have superb linearity, focus and poise while sheathed in velvety tannin. This slightly reticent personality comes out even more with a bit of age, though some can be approached very young. There are no grand cru vineyards in Volnay, but there are some excellent premier cru examples including Volnay Les Champans and Volnay Les Caillerets. Chardonnay grown in the shared Santenots vineyard must be labelled as Meursault.