2013 1er Cru Caillerets Domaine Henri Boillot
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Seems to have the deepest colour of all the Volnays, which is a surprise. Fine nose and fine palate - good weight of firm tannin which enlivens the fruit. Lots of power and intensity here. Quite a big and intense wine this year. Drinking range: 2019 - L&S (Nov 2014)
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(from a .60 ha parcel). A more restrained nose only grudgingly reveals its aromas of black pinot fruit, cinnamon, anise, exotic tea and cassis nuances. There is a beguiling texture to the energetic and overtly mineraldriven medium weight flavors that also display moderate austerity on the lingering finish that isn’t dry though there is a touch of asperity to it. My score assumes that this will eventually dissipate though it may require a few years first. 2020+ Rating: 90 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Apr 2015)
Bright, dark red. Extremely complex nose combines black raspberry, minerals and subtle soil tones plus a suggestion of almost honeyed sweetness. Plush, sappy and utterly seamless, but with lively floral and mineral high notes contributing to an impression of outstanding cut and energy. Extremely classy wine with great thrust and peppery persistence. This was 12.2% potential alcohol chaptalized to 13%. One of the most promising 2013s I tasted from the Côte de Beaune in November. Drinking range: 2022 - 2035 Rating: 92-095 Stephen Tanzer, www.vinousmedia.com (Jan 2015)
The 2013 Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets, which sees 50% new wood, has a floral, slightly candied bouquet with orange-sorbet scents infusing the mixture of red and black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins, quite fine and tense, with a precise finish that neatly carries the oak. This is probably the best of the Volnay ‘13 from the domaine this year. Drinking range: 2018 - 2030 Rating: 90-92 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Dec 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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