2014 Volnay Fremiets Henri Boillot

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Average critic rating : 91.33 points



There is enough reduction present to push the underlying fruit to the background and render the nose difficult to assess. Otherwise there is an opulent mouth feel to the impressively concentrated middle weight flavors that exhibit plenty of minerality on the sleek, intense and palate coating finale. Note that my score offers the benefit of the doubt that the reduction will dissipate with a few years of bottle age. Apr 2016, www.burghound.com, Drink 2022+



Bright, dark red. Wild, reduced, very ripe aromas of raspberry, redcurrant, smoked meat, animal fur and chocolate. Sweet and round but with a continuing reductive quality keeping the middle palate closed today. Darker fruits here but with a bit of the sour edge shown by the village wine. Finishes with slightly edgy tannins. In an awkward stage today. Jan 2016, www.vinous.com



Lifted nose of perfume, citrus and sour cherry. The palate is incredibly pure with a delicious core of framboise, crushed rose petals and cherry. Supple tannins and refreshing acidity - elegant, lovely purity and already so easy to drink.Dec 2015

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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