The ripest in expression, with some coal-black flavours and dark spice. Rich but also rounded and gourmand. Quite supple and fat. Smooth ripe tannins.L&S (Jan 2014)
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This is noticeably more elegant with a lovely nose that is cool and pure with essence of ripe red currant, cherry and floral nuances. There is a highly seductive mouth feel to the lush and mouth coating medium weight flavors that exude a fine minerality on the complex, balanced and impressively persistent finish. Like all of the best wines in the range, this too benefits from the refinement of the supporting structure. 2020+ Rating: 91 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Apr 2014)
Rating: 91 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com (Jan 2014)
Tobacco, white pepper, smoke, black fruit, spices, licorice and new leather are some of the notes that inform the exotic, intensely aromatic 2012 Volnay Fremiets. The 2012 is marked by a distinct sense of push and pull between the intensity of the fruit and more rustic, earthy elements that are present. The 2012 is burly and a bit rough around the edges, but intriguing in its own way. 2019-2032 Rating: 91-93 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com (Jan 2014)
A knife-edge balance of earthy funk and beautiful red fruit on the nose. Convincingly done, if a bit nervy. Finish is perhaps a bit rough, tannin-wise. 2014-2020 Rating: 16 Richard Hemming MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jan 2014)
Good bright, dark red. Dark berries, spices, sexy minerality and a hint of mocha on the reticent nose. Rich and voluminous, but with lovely lift and a light touch to the subtle raspberry, spice and soil flavors. Finishes very strong and long. All of these Volnays represent crop levels between 14 and 18 hectoliters per hectare in 2012, according to Guillaume Boillot. The Boillots eliminated about 10% of their fruit on their sorting table, and Guillaume noted that this "took a lot of work." Rating: 92-94 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Jan 2014)
Domaine Henri Boillot
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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