This is another classic red Burgundy that won’t fade in a carafe, so don’t hesitate to decant it, and be sure to use a good large glass. The wine has a limpid, strawberry almandine color, which just begins to hint at bright mahogany at the edge. Cool red fruit aromas, including fresh bing cherries, red currants, and wild strawberries, along with fleeting suggestions of freshly cut hay and dried pine needles, move in and out of the foreground as the nose evolves in the glass. On the palate, the wine is supple and pliant, with mineral-saturated flavors that echo the nose, adding cooling wild mint, fresh sweet herbs, and cardamom. Over time in the glass, the wine grows more voluminous, yet always remains firm, taut, transparent, and vibrant. Drink now – 2035+
About this wine producer: Louis Boillot’s seven-hectare estate is half of the original Domaine Lucien Boillot of Gevrey-Chambertin. In 2002, the domaine was split equally between Louis and his brother Pierre, who continues operations at Domaine Lucien Boillot. But in 2003, shortly after their father’s retirement, Louis left the winery in Gevrey, and with his wife, Ghislaine Barthod, a famous and highly respected winegrower in her own right, purchased a lovely old house with a perfect, functional cellar in Chambolle-Musigny. Today, Ghislaine Barthod and Louis Boillot make their wines side by side in the same cellar. Both have unusually old vines; Ghislaine’s vineyards all in Chambolle-Musigny, and Louis’ in eight communes stretching the entire length of the Côte, from Fixin through Gevrey-Chambertin, all the way south to Volnay. Their son Clément will one day inherit a combined domaine that will be one of the greatest in all of Burgundy.