Domaine Louis Boillot 2017 Bourgogne Rouge AOC

Domaine Louis Boillot 2017 Bourgogne Rouge AOC

Item Number: 13624

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Sub Region: Burgundy
Appellation/AVA: Bourgogne Rouge AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Vintage Notes: Neal Martin titled his 2017 Red Burgundy article "A Modern Classic." It’s easy to see why. After 7 straight years of yields hit by frost, hail, poor flowering, and other hazards, Louis and his son Clement finally had a "normal" vintage. The resulting wines are generous, and thoroughly reflect their terroirs.

"His Bourgogne Rouge is certainly one of the better examples I encountered during my tastings." - Vinous 1/10/2019

"The 2017 vintage is a great success for this small but superb domaine. While Boillot is an experienced vigneron, his first solo vintage for his own label was 2003, and perhaps that's why this address still flies under the radar. But with excellent old vine holdings in top appellations, deft winemaking and a classical aesthetic, readers should take note." - Wine Advocate 1/31/2019

"Boillot again did quite well in 2017 even if the quality doesn't quite match his wonderful 2016s, which are among the best wines that I have ever seen from him. '[The tannins] they're they're really quite fine yet they're also dense so the wines should be accessible young but they should have no trouble rewarding mid-term cellaring. I like them quite a bit as they're easy to enjoy yet quite serious.'" - Burghound 1/10/2019

Destemmed: Yes
Aging: Moderate percentage of new barrels


  • Vinous
    Rating: (87-89) (1/15/2019)

    The 2017 Bourgogne Rouge, matured in 15% new oak, has a pretty red cherry and raspberry preserve bouquet. The palate is medium-bodied with good substance and depth, quite Gevrey-like in style, which is no surprise as this is where the vines are located. Very fine.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: (86-88) (1/31/2019)

    From vines in the communes of Brochon and Gevrey-Chambertin, the 2017 Bourgogne Rouge exhibits aromas of juicy cherries and sweet soil tones, framed by a delicate touch of recently used wood. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, mouthwatering and open-knit, framed by light structuring tannins.
  • Burghound
    Rating: 86-89 (1/10/2019)

    A super-fresh mix of red and dark berry fruit aromas is liberally laced with earth wisps that can also be found on the vibrant and delicious flavors that possess very good depth and persistence and only a trace of rusticity. This should be accessible young but be able to reward a few years of cellaring as well.