- Domaine Louis Boillot
- Pinot Noir
- 2019 - 2029
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2017
Shining brilliant purple colour, this exudes autumnal berry fruits on the nose. A wine highlighting the Boillot style with its purity of fruit, bright racy freshness and fine central core of deep, tense fruit.
Neal Martin, December 2017,
The 2016 Gevrey Chambertin Village comes from eight parcels between 55 and 75 years old. The nose felt a little closed compared to others, although it gradually opened to offer dark cherry and strawberry scents. The palate is very pure with succulent tannin, a fine bead of acidity, harmonious with a sweet finish. I find this more promising than the Chambolle-Musigny at the moment, just give it 24 months in bottle. Drink 2020-2030
Burghound, January 2018,
There is enough reduction present to suppress the underlying fruit that does seem ripe however. Otherwise here too there is a beguiling sense of energy to the medium weight flavors that deliver seriously good length on the mineral-driven and beautifully delineated finish that is also agreeably refined. Moreover this is wonderfully complex and examples of Gevrey villages rarely get much better than this beauty. Outstanding Top value. Drink: 2023+
Stephen Tanzer, January 2018,
Bright red-ruby. Deep, pure, youthful scents of black cherry, dark raspberry and licorice. Intensely flavored if a bit medicinal and tight, with its blackberry and violet flavors complicated by bitter chocolate and a cool herbal nuance. Aeration brought an enticing touch of sweetness and some old-vines creaminess. This serious village wine finishes with ripe, dusty tannins and good subtle persistence.
Decanter, January 2018,
The village wine is assembled from vines over 60 years old in eight different parcels scattered around Gevrey. Notes of wild black fruits, grilled meat, soil and espresso are followed by a rich, fine-grained wine, its tannins nicely cloaked in fruit. This is an excellent representation of Gevrey with good character and concentration. Drink 2025-2038
Jancis Robinson, January 2018,
Sappy, racy nose. Lots of energy but by no means an excess of fruit. Correct rather than fun. Drink 2024-2033
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 greatest village in terms of notable grand cru vineyards, Gevrey Chambertin has no less than 9 of them including its most famous Chambertin and Chambertin Clos de Bèze, and includes a premier cru vineyard that many people deem grand cru in quality - Clos St. Jacques. It encompasses approximately 400 hectares under vine also making it the largest top quality vineyard area in the Côte de Nuits. Gevrey-Chambertin has many followers who seek out its deeply coloured, robust and textured wines. They are often firmer than the neighbouring appellations of Chambolle Musigny and Vosne Romanée and can take several years to soften once released. Due to its size and reputation, the list of excellent producers is noteworthy and many are worth seeking out.