• 91
  • 91

2017 Domaine Louis Boillot Volnay les Caillerets Premier Cru

Burgundy, FRANCE
$260. 00
$3120.00 Dozen
ABV: 13%
Closure: Cork

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.

Other Reviews....
Reduction dominates the fruit today. There is a bit more volume and richness with more evident minerality to the medium weight, fleshy and caressing flavors that culminate in a highly refreshing and balanced finish. This is a really lovely combination of power and refinement that should age beautifully. Drink 2029+.
91-93 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound

There are three barrels of the 2017 Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets, a pretty wine that wafts from the glass with aromas of red berries, dried flowers and rock salt, subtly framed by new wood. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, bright and pure, with tangy acids, chalky tannins and good length on the finish. It's an ethereal, delicate Caillerets this year.
91-93 points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Feb 2019)

The 2017 Volnay Les Caillerets 1er Cru has a terse, mineral-scented bouquet that is easily the most complex of the four Volnays from Boillot. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp black fruit laced with orange peel, bay leaf and clove. I like the focus and density here. A very fine, complex Volnay that should age with style. Drink 2020 - 2038.
91-93 points
Neal Martin - Vinous

High up, on the rock with almost no topsoil, so this vineyard was picked very early along with Les Angles. Fine dense purple and a certain sense of nobility. Gorgeous weight of fruit here, just on the red side of black, mouth-filling especially at the back, good thread of acidity woven in, fine long finish. I get no feeling that this been picked too early.
91-93 points
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy