2017 Henri Boillot Volnay Les Fremiets Premier Cru
A more deeply pitched nose reveals notes of dark cherry, plum and raspberry along with pretty spice and violet wisps. The supple and quite round medium-bodied flavors possess a bit more volume if less finesse on the impressively persistent and slightly firmer finish where a trace of wood appears. Drink 2025+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
The 2017 Volnay 1er Cru Frémiets displays appealing aromas of smoked meats, plums, wild berries, dark chocolate and rich soil. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, broad-shouldered and velvety, with fine-boned structuring tannins cloaked in sapid and succulent fruit.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2019)
The 2017 Volnay Les Fremiets 1er Cru has a generous, slightly gamey bouquet that unfolds in the glass. The palate is well balanced with sappy red and black fruit infused with liquorish and light tobacco notes forward the structured finish. A spicy residue on the aftertaste lingers for 30 seconds. Give this a couple of years in bottle. Drink 2021 - 2034.
Neal Martin - Vinous
Light to medium purple, quite a savoury nose, more oak than expected on the palate but with sufficient fruit volume to carry it. Tighter tannins, adequate acidity. Well put together. A little tarry and lactic oak on the nose.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy