2019 Henri Boillot Volnay Les Fremiets Premier Cru
A slightly riper and even spicier if slightly less elegant aromas of violet and plum introduce bigger, richer and more powerful flavors that still manage to remain refined and particularly so on the stony, youthfully austere and impressively long finish. As is often the case with a fine Frémiets, this should repay 10 to 12 years of cellaring while being accessible after only 5 or so. Lovely. Drink 2029+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
More reserved than the Chevrets, Boillot's 2019 Volnay 1er Cru Frémiets mingles scents of raspberries and plums with hints of rose petals and spices. Medium-bodied, tangy and mineral, with a pretty core of fruit and fine, powdery tannins, it will reward a bit of bottle age. Drink 2025 - 2045.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
The 2019 Volnay Fremiets 1er Cru has a delightful bouquet with vivacious Morello cherry and blueberry aromas underpinned by fine mineralité. The palate is well balanced with quite a spicy entry, a fine bead of acidity, finely structured but showing a slightly feral finish. I can abide that - this is a fine and dare I say, "fun" Volnay from Boillot. Drink 2023 - 2035.
Neal Martin - Vinous
A mix of older and younger vines, which together came in at 13.9%: the old vines on their own would have been higher. The colour is a particularly dense purple and the nose indicates very ripe grapes. A striking wine, but at the limit, with slightly drier tannins at the finish as well.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy