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Collected Wine Advocate Reviews
Wine Advocate  Score: (88)
“Opening in the glass with aromas of sweet wild berries, peonies and a subtle touch of oak, Boillot's 2018 Bourgogne Pinot Noir is medium-bodied, delicate and lively, its succulent core of fruit framed by melting tannins. Drink 2020-2035.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate
Wine Advocate  Score: (90)
“Aromas of cassis, dark berries and violets, framed by a deft touch of new oak, introduce the 2018 Volnay Village, a medium to full-bodied, ample and succulent wine with a lively core of fruit and powdery structuring tannins. This is a charming and beautifully defined Volnay that will offer a broad drinking window. Drink 2022-2040.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate
Wine Advocate  Score: (94)
“Invariably a highlight of the portfolio, Boillot's 2018 Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets derives from a low-yielding 60-are parcel of 55-year-old vines. Unfurling in the glass with a deep bouquet of wild berries, plums, raw cocoa and sweet soil tones, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and multidimensional, its concentrated core of vibrant fruit underlined by succulent acids and framed by chalky tannins. This is a brilliant wine that's worth a special effort to seek out. Drink 2025-2050.”- William Kelley,  Wine Adv ocate
Wine Advocate  Score: (92)
“The 2018 Volnay 1er Cru Les Chevrets is showing beautifully, unfurling in the glass with aromas of cherries, rose petals, cassis and violets. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, with an ample chassis of powdery tannins, fine concentration and succulent acids. From a parcel of 58-year-old vines, this is a quintessentially elegant Volnay that should also drink well young. Drink 2025-2045.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate
Wine Advocate  Score: (93)
“The 2018 Volnay 1er Cru Frémiets exhibits lovely aromas of raspberries and cherries mingled with orange rind, spice and raw cocoa. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, lively and fine-boned, from more calcium-rich soils than Les Chevrets and built around bright acids and fine, chalky tannins. Drink 2025-2045.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate
Wine Advocate  Score: (92)
“The Boillot family purchased this parcel in 2008 and replanted it, and a decade later, the 2018 Pommard 1er Cru Clos Blanc is making a fine debut in the portfolio. Bursting with aromas of plums, berries, cassis and blood orange, it's medium to full-bodied, velvety and ample, with good concentration, succulent acids and the powdery tannins that are the signature of the vintage at this address. This bottling marks a move away from négociant purchases in Pommard for Boillot. Drink 2025-2045.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate
Wine Advocate  Score: (93+)
“The 2018 Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens is the last time Boillot will produce this appellation, made from purchased grapes. Offering up aromas of dark berries, cassis, baking chocolate, candied peel and licorice, the wine is medium to full-bodied, muscular and chalky, with fine depth at the core, succulent acids and a long finish. Drink 2025-2050.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate
Wine Advocate  Score: (95)
“One of the high points of the range is the 2018 Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru, a striking wine that exhibits scents of cassis, forest floor, wild berries, dark chocolate, warm spices and peonies. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping but also beautifully defined, with a bright spine of acidity, it's concentrated and penetrating. Drink 2028-2055.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate
Wine Advocate  Score: (93)
“The 2018 Echezeaux Grand Cru wafts from the glass with an exotic bouquet of cassis and cherries complemented by nuances of incense, burning embers, dark chocolate and rich loamy soil. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, rich and enveloping, with fine concentration, ripe acids and a long, elegantly vanillin-inflected finish. This is a relatively new bottling for Boillot that debuted in the 2017 vintage. Drink 2025-2045.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate
Wine Advocate  Score: (94)
“The 2018 Chambertin Grand Cru unwinds in the glass with aromas of sweet red berries, cherries, dark chocolate, rich loamy soil and creamy new oak. On the palate, it's full-bodied, nicely concentrated and fine-boned, with a deep core of fruit, exquisitely refined tannins and a long, sweetly fruited finish. Drink 2028-2055.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate
Wine Advocate  Score: (94+)
“Aromas of blackberries, cassis and cherries mingle with notes of mint, violets and dark chocolate in a complex mélange, introducing Boillot's 2018 Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru, a full-bodied, velvety and concentrated wine that's fleshy and multidimensional, with an exuberant core of fruit, succulent acids and a long, sapid finish. Rich, ripe and dramatic but controlled, this has turned out very well. Drink 2028-2050.”- William Kelley , Wine Advocate
Wine Advocate  Score: (95+)
“Another of the highlights of the range is the 2018 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru, a striking wine that soars from the glass with notes of raspberries, red berries, rose petals, sweet spices, violets and forest floor. On the palate, it's full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with striking cut and definition, concluding with a long, mineral finish. This is an exquisitely refined Bonnes-Mares that is worth a special effort to seek out. Drink 2028-2055.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate
Wine Advocate  Score: (94)
“The 2018 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru is showing very well, soaring from the glass with aromas of wild berries, rose petals, violets, orange rind and dark chocolate. On the palate, it's full-bodied, concentrated and muscular, with lively acids and a powdery but elegantly refined chassis of structuring tannins, concluding with a long and resonant finish. Drink 2028-2055.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate
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