Domaine Louis Boillot 2017 Volnay, Les Grands Poisots, AOC

Domaine Louis Boillot 2017 Volnay, Les Grands Poisots, AOC

Item Number: 13628

UPC: 0-811644012171

Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Sub Region: Cote de Beaune
Appellation/AVA: Volnay AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Les Grands Poisots
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.

"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

Vine Age: 55+ years
Destemmed: Yes
Aging: Moderate percentage of new barrels


  • Vinous
    Rating: (86-88) (1/15/2019)

    The 2017 Volnay Les Grands Poisots has a straightforward, slightly earthy bouquet. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, quite Pommard-like in style, and needs a little more flesh to come through on the finish.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: (88-90) (1/31/2019)

    The 2017 Volnay Les Grands Poisots is very successful, revealing aromas of sweet cherries, cassis, grilled meats, espresso roast and raw cocoa. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, supple and gourmand, with a juicy core of fruit, succulent acids and a pure finish.
  • Burghound
    Rating: 88-91 (1/10/2019)

    Moderate reduction has the upper hand versus the fruit today. More interesting are the brooding and relatively tightly wound medium weight flavors that possess good mid-palate density and a succulent mouthfeel before concluding in a powerful if mildly rustic finish. This isn't elegant but it's still quite goo