2011 Volnay Santenots Henri Boillot

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Average critic rating : 93.0 points



Here too the oak regimen is more than simply evident though it stops short of dominating the black cherry, spiced plum, violet and earth suffused nose. The flavor profile is slightly finer than that of the more muscular Champans with excellent definition and verve if not quite the same mid-palate concentration. There is stunningly good length and faultless balance and overall, this is a combination of finesse, focused power and excellent complexity. As is the case with the Champans the underlying material is such that this should have no problem absorbing the wood. Tasted: Apr 15, 2013. Drink: 2021+



Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. The Volnay les Santenots 1er Cru 2011 from Henri Boillot has a very composed bouquet with well-defined strawberry and raspberry fruit, intermingling with tertiary, woodland scents. This feels natural and composed. The palate is sweet and supple on the entry with fleshy red fruit, impressive depth and well-judged acidity. There is also fine backbone here and a beautifully composed finish full of finesse. Excellent. eRobertParker.com.November, 2014

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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