2012 1er Cru Chevrets Domaine Henri Boillot


A round completeness of ripe black fruit on the nose. Dense yet delicate, silky, fresh and pure. Lovely line through the palate which goes on and on.L&S (Jan 2014)

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(13.3% natural alcohol): Deep red-ruby. Very ripe aromas of black cherry, coffee liqueur and nutty oak. Dense, sappy and deep, displaying a liqueur-like ripeness to its flavors of black raspberry and underbrush. Very dense, almost roasted wine with plenty of powerful ripe tannins to give it staying power. Drinking range: 2018 - 2029 Rating: 92 Stephen Tanzer, www.vinousmedia.com (Mar 2015)

(from 25+ year old vines). A brooding and distinctly meaty nose displays plenty of earth and sauvage notes to the dark berry fruit aromas. There is good volume and phenolic maturity to the velvet-textured medium-bodied flavors that coat the palate with dry extract, all wrapped in a discreetly mineral-inflected finish that is slightly firmer than that of the Volnay villages. 2019+ Rating: 90 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Apr 2014)

Rating: 93 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com (Jan 2014)

The 2012 Volnay Les Chevrets is magnificent. Deeply spiced layers of dark fruit open up on the palate, followed by smoke, tar and licorice. This is the deepest and most intense of the Boillot Volnays. Like all of the wines in this range, the fruit is packed, resonant and beautifully expressive. The 2012 is going to need a few years, to unwind, but it is undeniably beautiful. Production from two hectares of vineyards was 9 barrels instead of 30. 2017-2032 Rating: 92-94 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com (Jan 2014)

Riper, more convincing fruit than their Fremiets. Tight, refreshing palate and fine tannins. Just slightly lacking oomph and body. 2016-2026 Rating: 16.5 Richard Hemming MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jan 2014)

(50% new oak): Bright, dark red. Ripe but reserved on the nose, offering very pure scents of currant, spices and minerals. Concentrated, sweet and understated, with lovely lift and subtlety. This was made from tiny, millerande grapes yet impresses more for its delicacy and finesse than for sheer density. Finishes juicy and long, with a firm tannic backbone. Should repay five or six years of cellaring Rating: 91-93 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Jan 2014)

A domaine which dates to 1885, but which began properly in the early years of the 20th century under the current Henri's grandfather (also Henri). His son, Jean, was the one who really developed it. Henri arrived in 1975 and worked his way up, becoming the winemaker. In 2000 he began the building of the new winery at the bottom of Meursault, and he then bought out his brother and sister to keep the domaine as one, renaming it from 'Domaine Jean Boillot' to 'Domaine Henri Boillot' to avoid confusion with his brother Jean-Marc's domaine.

The Domaine totals around 14 hectares, with roughly equal surfaces of red and white, and of which just under 4ha is the Monopole vineyard of Clos de la Mouchère, a walled enclave within the premier Cru Puligny Perrières. The 2017 vintage saw the arrival of two new parcels of Grand Cru red, in Échezeaux and Latricières Chambertin


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