- Domaine Louis Boillot
- Pinot Noir
- Case size
- En Primeur
Goedhuis, December 2021
This vineyard is tucked away in the very farthest northwest part of Gevrey and enjoys the cooling influence of its 350m elevation in warm summers, so it was ideally suited to the 2020 vintage. Full of wild berry and autumnal fruit flavours, this has excellent clarity of fruit and a bright freshness showing off the benefits of its higher location. The rounded but firm tannins give the wine both presence and complexity.
Neal Martin, December 2021,
The 2020 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Evocelles 1er Cru has a nose where you might misconstrue contains some stems - there are none, it is just very peppery. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe fleshy red berry fruit, fine acidity, just a little coarsness on the finish that should be remedied during its élevage. Fine. Drink 2024 - 2036
Burghound, January 2022,
Firm reduction flattens the underlying fruit today. Otherwise, there is more refinement if less concentration to the medium weight flavors that is notably more mineral-driven on the precise, balanced and youthfully austere finish. This is also a quality Gevrey villages. Outstanding. Drink: 2026+
Jasper Morris MW, December 2021,
Bright ripe deep purple. A light reduction on the nose. Dark fruit, quite structured here, not cooked. Black cherry with a fresher thread behind, quite juicy, quite complex, and with good persistence.
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.