2014 Volnay Champans Henri Boillot

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Average critic rating : 91.5 points



This is completely different with its less expressive but more elegant notes of dried lavender, red cherry, pomegranate, earth and spice hints. There is good energy and a fine sense of underlying tension to the finer middle weight flavors that also exude a fine bead of minerality on the lacy and silky finish that isn't quite as complex as that of the Santenots. Still this is a really lovely Champans of harmony and grace. Apr 2016, www.burghound.com, Drink: 2021+



(aging in a single new Remond barrel, dried for three years; 20 hectoliters per hectare produced): Good bright, dark red. Pure, complex aromas of raspberry, cherry jelly and spices. Enticing red fruit flavors show a restrained sweetness and terrific inner-mouth verve thanks to perfectly integrated acidity. Finishes with very fine-grained tannins and captivating perfumed length. Everything is in balance here. Jan 2016, www.vinous.com

Since taking full control of the family estate, Domaine Jean Boillot, in 2005, winemaker Henri Boillot has become renowned for the sheer quality of his wines, made using vines which are more than 60 years old. He renamed the estate Domaine Henri Boillot soon after taking it over to eliminate confusion with his brother’s estate, Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot.Boillot’s negociant arm, Maison Henri Boillot, is a benchmark producer of French estate wines which are outstanding examples of some of the Cote d-Or's most prestigious crus. From village-style Meursaults to Le Montrachet, Boillot’s wines have an intense minerality and are structured, linear and ageworthy. Although Henri does not own the vineyards from which his grapes are sourced, he farms them as meticulously as his own and uses the same methods to make the wines.

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