Here’s an elegant young red Burgundy that won’t fade in a carafe, so don’t hesitate to decant it, and be sure to use a good large glass. The wine has a bright strawberry almandine color, saturated right to the edge. Cool red fruit aromas, including red raspberries, wild strawberries, and pomegranate, along with dried pine needles and faded peonies move in and out of the foreground as the nose evolves in the glass.
On the palate, the wine is generous and solid, with engaging, mineral-saturated flavors that echo the nose, adding white cherries, fresh sweet herbs, and cardamom. The wine grows more voluminous with time, remaining firm, taut, transparent, and vibrant through a long impressive finish. This is a perfect example of the kind of Burgundy that motivates growers around the world to try their hand at Pinot Noir. About this wine producer: Louis Boillot began his career in winemaking, by working with his brother at Domaine Lucien Boillot in Gevrey-Chambertin. This domaine was split equally between the brothers, and in 2003, Louis began producing his wines in the cellar he shares with his wife, Ghislaine Barthod (a well respected producer in her own right). Today, Louis’ 7 hectare (17 acre) estate includes vineyards in the villages of Gevrey, Fixin, Chambolle, Pommard, and Volnay. In 2014, he also purchased an estate in Moulin à Vent, one of the Beaujolais Crus villages. The elegant wines of Domaine Louis Boillot are vinified with a gentle extraction process and limited use of new oak barrels, which allows them to reflect the terroir of each vineyard.