2017 Domaine Louis Boillot Pommard les Croix Noires Premier Cru
Louis Boillot in concert with his wife Ghislaine Barthod and their son Clément Boillot-Barthod manage a fabulous array of old-vine vineyards in both the Cotes de Nuits and Cotes de Beaune. Whilst this Burgundian ‘red-royalty’ family hold no Grand Cru vineyards they turn out some of the most beautiful red Burgundy along the Cote d’Or.
Reduction dominates the fruit day. By contrast the rich and naturally sweet medium weight flavors possess good if not distinguished density as well as fine length on the mildly rustic and austere finish. This refreshing effort is also quite firmly structured and will need at least a few years of cellaring. Drink 2029+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
The insider's choice chez Boillot is the 2017 Pommard 1er Cru Croix Noires, a delightful wine that reveals aromas of cherries, grilled meats, licorice and rich soil. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, layered and velvety, with good depth and dimension, juicy acids and a pleasing sense of completeness.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Feb 2019)
The 2017 Pommard Les Croix Noires 1er Cru has a pretty, quite mineral-driven bouquet with hints of wild heather and pressed flowers tincturing the red fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, perhaps just missing a little complexity toward the second half, although there is good length. I just want more terroir to come through once in bottle. Drink 2020 - 2030.
Neal Martin - Vinous
Pure vibrant red purple. The nose is refined rather than restrained, and a gorgeous fresh yet ripe red fruit suffuses the palate. A natural elegance to this wine, building towards the more typical Pommard structure at the back – but the fruit transcends. It’s the backbone which does it. Only three barrels unfortunately.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy