2017 - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Les Champonnets Louis Boillot
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Louis Boillot
Region
Gevrey-Chambertin
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2022 - 2032
Case size
12x75cl
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2017 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1ER CRU LES CHAMPONNETS LOUIS BOILLOT - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Louis Boillot
Region
Gevrey-Chambertin
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2022 - 2032
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £860.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2018

    Champonnets lies between the lower slopes of the Combe St Jacques and the heartland of Gevrey’s grand cru block. It is the most backward in the Boillot cellar at this early stage, with an austerity in its grainy, firm Gevrey structure. But its length and considerable power ensure good cellaring potential. It is fresh, straight, and cool, and its compact fruit will fill out in time to produce an archetypal Gevrey.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, January 2019,
    Score: 90-92

    The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Champonnets 1er Cru was showing a touch of reduction on the nose out of barrel, although there are pleasant red plum and bergamot scents tucked underneath. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly chewy tannin and good depth, quite stocky for a Gevrey-Chambertin, and a dash of black pepper appears on the finish. Fine. 2021 - 2035

  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2019,
    Score: 91-93

    An equally restrained nose combines both upper and lower register elements that include red cherry and pomegranate with those of plum, earth and forest floor. There is notably better concentration, power and punch to the broad-shouldered flavors that possess evident muscularity and minerality on the compact and serious finale that delivers sneaky good length. A Gevrey 1er of relative refinement. Drink 2029+

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, January,
    Score: 92-94

    The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champonnet is an attractive wine from a site defined by the cooling influence of the Combe Lavaux. Offering up aromas of sweet wild berries, dried flowers, licorice, caramelized orange rind and rich soil tones, the wine is medium to full-bodied, ample and layered, with good concentration and a fleshy core of sappy fruit that cloaks its fine tannins, concluding with a pure, mineral finish.

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Producer

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.

Region

Gevrey-Chambertin

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.