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2017 Red Burgundies
Wine Advocate and Vinous ratings
"Boillot's 2017 portfolio is unambiguously impressive. Many of this year's red wines were fermented in barrel, a labor-intensive practice that hasn't always convinced me, but there is no arguing with these gourmand and fleshy Pinot Noirs which display uncommon depth and intensity for the vintage, even when they hail from bought fruit. Guillaume Boillot told me that great attention is paid to dissolved oxygen levels at racking and bottling, and that he and his father take the problem of premature oxidation—by which they have been comparatively lightly affected—very seriously, an attitude that should reassure consumers." - William Kelley,  Wine Advocate
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2017 Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noir
Vinous  Score: (87-88)
"A blend of vineyards from several villages, the 2017 Bourgogne Rouge sees no new oak and has been racked a month prior to my visit. It will be bottled in December. It has a pleasant fresh red cherry and blueberry bouquet. The palate is medium-bodied with quite sharp tannin on the entry, an almost citric thread of acidity and plenty of energy on the finish. Quaff this down over the next three years. Drink 2018-2021."- Neal Martin,  Vinous
2017 Volnay Village
Wine Advocate  Score: (88-90)
“The 2017 Volnay Village displays notes of spicy wild berries, licorice and sweet soil. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, satiny and succulent, with melting tannins and a gourmand attack that segues into a more precise, mineral mid-palate and finish.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate

Vinous  Score: (88-90)
The 2017 Volnay Village comes from a single parcel (Clos de la Rougeotte) close to the winery. It offers straightforward dark cherry and bergamot scents on the nose. The 20% new oak is nicely integrated. The palate is fresh on the entry with fine tannin, touches of blood orange and citrus fruit filtering through the tart red cherries and strawberry, with a lively finish. Thoroughly enjoyable, but one for drinking young. Drink 2020-2026”- Neal Martin,  Vinous
2017 Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets
Wine Advocate  Score: (92-94)
“The 2017 Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets displays pretty aromas of cassis and blackberries that mingle with wood smoke, spices, rich soil and dried flowers in a complex bouquet that's deftly framed by toasty new oak. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, ample and layered, with good concentration and depth and a fine-grained chassis of tannin.”- William Kelley,  Wine Adv ocate

Vinous  Score: (91-93)
“The 2017 Volnay Les Caillerets 1er Cru is the first vintage to be vinified "intégrale". It has a very pure bouquet with black cherries and blue fruit, although I find that the Les Fremiets has more identification of place by comparison. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, very well balanced with seductive pure dark cherries, blackcurrant and discrete spicy notes towards the poised finish. Once the aromatics express their place of origin this will be very fine. Drink 2021-2033.”- Neal Martin,  Vinous
2017 Volnay 1er Cru Les Chevrets
Vinous  Score: (91-93)
“The 2017 Volnay Les Chevrets 1er Cru, not the most commonly seen Premier Cru (Nicolas Rossignol also bottles this), has an attractive bouquet with violet petals littered over bright black cherry fruit. The palate is well balanced with grippy tannin, the 30% new oak nicely integrated here, sorbet-fresh with orange zest, tangy marmalade and Indian spices surfacing towards the vibrant finish. Very fine. Drink 2021-2033.”- Neal Martin,  Vinous

Wine Advocate  Score: (90-92)
“Wafting from the glass with aromas of small red berries, raw cocoa and rose petal, the 2017 Volnay 1er Cru Les Chevrets is medium to full-bodied, melting and satiny, with a gourmand core of fleshy and succulent tannins that largely conceals its structuring tannins, balanced by an animating line of acidity.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate
2017 Volnay 1er Cru Les Fremiets
Wine Advocate  Score: (91-93)
“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

Vinous  Score: (90-92)
“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
2017 Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens - LIMITED
Wine Advocate  Score: (91-93)
“The 2017 Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens is quite serious and reserved, both in the context of Boillot's range and in the context of the vintage. Offering up aromas of plums, cassis, warm spices and toasty new oak, it's medium to full-bodied, dense and firm, with good concentration, fine-grained but chewy structuring tannins and a long finish.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate

Vinous  Score: (89-91)
“(The 2017 Pommard Les Rugiens 1er Cru, which like the Volnay Caillerets is the other Premier Cru that has undergone intégrale vinification for the first time, is aged 100% in new oak. It has an intense bouquet, although like the Caillerets, I would have liked more Pommard typicity to break the surface of that carapace of new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin, a little woody at the moment, a fine bead of acidity but the finish needs more personality. Let’s see how this ages and whether there is improvement - I will be cautious for now. Drink 2022-2037.”- Neal Martin,  Vinous
NEW  - 2017 Latricieres Chambertin Grand Cru (6-pack)
Vinous  Score: (89-91)
“The 2017 Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru has a light floral bouquet, although it seems very similar to the Echézeaux at the moment. The palate is fresh on the entry, then those wood tannins begin to take over midway through. I like the spiciness here and the grip, but the finish feels a little predictable. Drink 2023-2038.”- Neal Martin,  Vinous
NEW  - 2017 Echezeaux Grand Cru (6-pack)
Vinous  Score: (89-91)
“The 2017 Echézeaux Grand Cru offers mainly black fruit on the nose, wilted violets, and just a touch of baking powder, dominated by the 100% new oak at the moment. The palate is dense and grippy on the entry, quite firm and assertive, with a fine line of acidity but here, I find the wood tannins rather dominating the finish at the expense of fruit expression. Drink 2023-2037.”- Neal Martin,  Vinous
2017 Chambertin Grand Cru - VERY LIMITED (6-pack)
Wine Advocate  Score: (91-93)
“There are two barrels of the 2017 Chambertin Grand Cru, a wine that's more focused and tensile than the Clos de Bèze, offering up aromas of sweet cassis, red berries, baking chocolate, soil and espresso, framed by a touch of cedary new oak. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, bright and precise, with a pretty core of fruit and a mineral finish.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate

Vinous  Score: (90-92)
"The 2017 Chambertin Grand Cru is much more reticent on the nose than Boillot’s other Grand Crus, to the extent that it is difficult coaxing much fruit from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with toasty tannin, quite sweet on the entry with candied orange peel, hints of brown sugar and pain d’épices towards the finish that does possess an impressively long aftertaste. Drink 2023-2040.”- Neal Martin,  Vinous
NEW  - 2017 Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru - SOLD OUT
(6-pack)
Wine Advocate  Score: (92-94)
“There is only one barrel of the 2017 Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru, a lavish, full-bodied wine with considerable concentration and rich structuring tannin, bursting with aromas and flavors of dark berries, spices, licorice, rich soil and nori. Long and serious, along with the Bonnes-Mares this Clos de Bèze appears to possess the greatest potential of Boillot's Côte de Nuits bottlings.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate

Vinous  Score: (89-91)
“The 2017 Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze Grand Cru has a slightly smudged, almost opaque bouquet that does not really articulate this particular Grand Cru. Touches of brown spice, black cherries, and later just a hint of dark chocolate. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannin, moderate acidity, quite assertive and unyielding at the moment with immense grip on the finish. Drink 2023-2039.”- Neal Martin,  Vinous
2017 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru (6-pack)
Wine Advocate  Score: (92-94)
“One of the finest reds in the Boillot cellar, the 2017 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru offers up lovely aromas of peonies, wild berries, spicy potpourri and espresso roast. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, fine-boned and mineral, with a deep core of concentrated fruit, chalky structuring tannins and a long, sapid finish.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate

Vinous  Score: (91-93)
“The 2017 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru offers dark cherries, blackberry and light touches of blue fruit in what is a very similar bouquet to the domaine’s other Grand Crus. The palate is full-bodied with ripe tannins, perhaps showing a little more terroir expression than the other Grand Crus, with touches of white pepper and sage towards the structured finish. This is probably the best of Boillot’s Grand Crus. Drink 2023-2040.”- Neal Martin,  Vinous
2017 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru (6-pack)
Wine Advocate  Score: (91-93)
“From a parcel in Grand Maupertui, the 2017 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru reveals lovely aromas of sweet dark berries, licorice and rich soil, framed by creamy new oak. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, firm and chewy, with lots of extract and structuring tannins, underpinned by tangy acids. It's quite promising but will need some time.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate

Vinous  Score: (89-91)
“The 2017 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, which comes from the lieu-dit "Grand Maupertui", has a slightly static bouquet at the moment when I am seeking more animation and terroir expression. The palate is grippy and assertive on the entry with candied orange peel and Moroccan spice layering the black fruit, that spiciness really dominating the finish. It will require several years in bottle. Drink 2024-2040.”- Neal Martin,  Vinous
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