- Domaine Louis Boillot
- Pinot Noir
- 2022 - 2033
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, December 2019
Louis has eight parcels scattered around the village and this 2018 is a very complete reflection of Gevrey’s personality. A wine full of perfumed violets and tayberry aromas. A hugely elegant Gevrey with a creamy, silken texture. It has a delicious almost Vosne Romanée-like purity but with slightly darker fruits. An absolute charmer.
Neal Martin, January 2020,
The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Village comes from eight parcels populated by vines that are 50 to 85 years old. It has a pleasant bouquet of raspberry and crushed strawberry fruit, plus a touch of vanilla pod in the background. The palate is chewy on the entry. A grippy and rather foursquare Gevrey-Chambertin that needs to manifest more charm and personality toward the finish by the time of bottling. 2022 - 2032
Burghound, January 2020,
A light veil of reduction shaves the top notes from the otherwise ripe and earthy red berry fruit aromas. The racy, intense and beautifully delineated medium weight flavors possess an appealing mid-palate texture though the finish is compact, grippy and very short. Drink 2025+
Jasper Morris MW, January 2020,
Rich purple ripe fruit, just a little bit chocolatey on the nose, starts quietly then comes a rush of fresher than expected red fruit behind on the palate. Freshness from acidity plus tannins not quite ripe.
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.