Red

2016 Domaine Louis Boillot et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Nuits
  • Gevrey-Chambertin

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Community Tasting Note

  • Rote Kappelle Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 1, 2021 - I confess that whilst I really like Pinot, I have struggled to find Burgundy that has truly excited; it isn't for lack of trying the high end, either. Too often I have found them to be over-extracted, poorly balanced and grossly overpriced. Stay the rage, reader, for I remain committed to the chase and I have had the odd bottle that has kept me in the hunt.

    The colour is surprisingly concentrated - maybe a good sign, but maybe another over-extracted swine of a wine?

    The nose is cinnamon notes, some woody aromas and potent, vibrant red fruit notes - some strawberry perfume but something more potent beneath that - almost a raspberry/red currant reduction - but it isn't reductive. Enticing. This is a village wine not a Cru - should it excite like this?

    The palate is everything I love in this grape - at one level it is massive but at another, it is so light in the mouth. Very impressive concentration and intensity, length of finish also very good, though perhaps not quite as impressive as intensity and concentration. The palate gives flavours as per the nose. The tannins are exemplary - supportive but not assertive and fully ripe.

    I confess that I had fairly low expectations of this wine and maybe it is a case of low expectations leading to an over-reaction when they are exceeded. However, I have to say that for a village level wine, albeit a G-C this is verging on extraordinary. It drinks well now but has everything there to evolve over another 10-15 years, while more storied wines (hopefully) come around. Noting earlier reviews of this wine, I suspect it is now starting to come into its own, but it remains a very youthful 5 year old. Worth hunting out.

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  • Eric Becker commented:

    4/16/21, 8:47 AM - Thank you for this very complete and engaging tasting experience. The wine was highly recommended to me at a local shop and with your TN in mind I bought some. I hope to report fairly soon.

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