- Domaine Louis Boillot
- Pinot Noir
- Case size
- En Primeur
Goedhuis, December 2021
This is a fine cuvée made from the eight different parcels of Gevrey Chambertin that the domaine owns in the village. Enticing loganberry and blueberry fruits, this shows off the warmth of the summer, balancing its ripe fruit with a vibrant freshness from their early picking policy. Sweet and full of vitality, with a soothing finish.
Neal Martin, December 2021,
The 2020 Gevrey-Chambertin Village has a straightforward bouquet with brambly red fruit with a touch of sous-bois. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly lactic entry, lower in acidity than maybe other cuvées though the fleshiness on the finish is appealing. Quite pure too. Drink 2024 - 2034
Burghound, January 2022,
A very fresh if somber nose combines notes of ripe red and dark currant with hints of the sauvage and forest floor. There is excellent richness to the appealingly textured medium-bodied flavors that exude a more subtle minerality on the rustic, complex and sneaky long finish. This too offers fine quality for its level. Outstanding. Drink: 2028+
Jasper Morris MW, December 2021,
Medium deep purple, the nose is not as sensual as chez Ghislaine Barthod. But then more starts to come out. Plenty of ripe raspberry and just a slightly drier finish.
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.