Domaine Louis Boillot 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin AOC

Domaine Louis Boillot 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin AOC

Item Number: 13640

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Sub Region: Cote de Nuits
Appellation/AVA: Gevrey-Chambertin AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Vintage Notes: Neal Martin titled his 2017 Red Burgundy article "A Modern Classic." It’s easy to see why. After 7 straight years of yields hit by frost, hail, poor flowering, and other hazards, Louis and his son Clement finally had a "normal" vintage. The resulting wines are generous, and thoroughly reflect their terroirs.

"The 2017 vintage is a great success for this small but superb domaine. While Boillot is an experienced vigneron, his first solo vintage for his own label was 2003, and perhaps that's why this address still flies under the radar. But with excellent old vine holdings in top appellations, deft winemaking and a classical aesthetic, readers should take note." - Wine Advocate 1/31/2019

"Boillot again did quite well in 2017 even if the quality doesn't quite match his wonderful 2016s, which are among the best wines that I have ever seen from him. '[The tannins] they're they're really quite fine yet they're also dense so the wines should be accessible young but they should have no trouble rewarding mid-term cellaring. I like them quite a bit as they're easy to enjoy yet quite serious.'" - Burghound 1/10/2019


Vine Age: 50+ years
Destemmed: Yes
Aging: Moderate percentage of new barrels

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: (88-90) (1/15/2019)

    The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Village, a blend of eight parcels, has a slightly lean bouquet at first, although it gains a little weight with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a pretty, tart entry. There is a fine bead of acidity here, and some abruptness right on the finish. That might well fill out during the remaining barrel maturation.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: (89-91) (1/31/2019)

    From eight different lieux-dits and averaging over sixty years of age, the 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Village unfurls in the glass with notes of ripe berry fruit, grilled meats and rich soil tones. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, pure and succulent, with velvety tannins, tangy acids and good length on the finish.
  • Burghound
    Rating: 89-92 (1/10/2019)

    Firm reduction dominates the nose today. By contrast there is both good freshness and better mid-palate density to the medium-bodied flavors that possess lovely detail that continues onto the relatively powerful, long and serious finish that is both youthfully austere and mildly rustic. Excellent quality for a Gevrey villages.