Henri Boillot, Volnay 750ml 2018

France, Burgundy
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HenriBoillot_Volnay_750ml_2018
R995

Critic Score

90
WA

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Tasting notes:
‘Aromas of cassis, dark berries and violets, framed by a deft touch of new oak, introduce the 2018 Volnay Village, a medium to full-bodied, ample and succulent wine with a lively core of fruit and powdery structuring tannins. This is a charming and beautifully defined Volnay that will offer a broad drinking window. 2022 – 2040.’ – William Kelley, Wine Advocate, 90/100

‘A more deeply pitched nose combines notes of violet with those of cassis and plum. The sleek, intense and beautifully vibrant medium weight flavors possess fine delineation and a subtle minerality that adds a sense of lift to the balanced, long, linear and youthfully austere finale. This too is very good for its level. 2024+.’ – Allen Meadows, Burghound, 89/100

About Domaine Henri Boillot:
Based in Meursault, between the villages of Puligny-Montrachet and Volnay, Henri Boillot is at the epicentre of great winemaking. The Boillots have been tending vines and making wines since 1885. Henri joined in 1975, bought out his siblings in 2005 and his son, Guillaume, joined in 2008. It totals 19 hectares, with roughly equal surfaces of red and white. Included herein, is 4 hectares of the famous Monopole vineyard of Clos de la Mouchère which has developed a cult following.

In a very short space of time, they’ve built an extraordinary reputation for the sheer quality of their Burgundy wines, it is no surprise that Allen Meadows thinks this superstar producer ‘has arguably become the finest pure négoce specializing in white Burgundy today’.

‘Henri Boillot is often quoted as the best white wine négociant in Burgundy and there is no quality difference between his négociant and domaine wines. His son Guillaume is now in charge of the reds, which have seemingly become more elegant, pure and ethereal.’ – Roland Peens
More Information
Variety Pinot Noir
Blend information 100% Pinot Noir
Rating WA 90
Drink to Drink or cellar
Producer information Based in Meursault, between the villages of Puligny-Montrachet and Volnay, Henri Boillot is at the epicentre of great winemaking. The Boillots have been tending vines and making wines since 1885. Henri joined in 1975, bought out his siblings in 2005 and his son, Guillaume, joined in 2008. It totals 19 hectares, with roughly equal surfaces of red and white. Included herein, is 4 hectares of the famous Monopole vineyard of Clos de la Mouchère which has developed a cult following. In a very short space of time, they've built an extraordinary reputation for the sheer quality of their Burgundy wines, it is no surprise that Allen Meadows thinks this superstar producer 'has arguably become the finest pure négoce specializing in white Burgundy today'.

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