Domaine Louis Boillot 2017 Vieilles Vignes Moulin-a-Vent AOC

Domaine Louis Boillot 2017 Vieilles Vignes Moulin-a-Vent AOC

Item Number: 13631

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Beaujolais
Sub Region: Beaujolais
Appellation/AVA: Moulin-a-Vent AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Gamay
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Wine Notes: In 2014, Louis and his son Clement decided to bring their patient, balanced approach to several old-vine vineyards in Moulin-à-Vent and Fleurie in Beaujolais. This project is quite compelling.

Vintage Notes: "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

Vine Age: 50+ years
Destemmed: Yes
Aging: Moderate percentage of new barrels

91pts (2018 Vintage) Wine Advocate 5/29/2020
"Offering up a lovely bouquet of plums, cherries, violets and candied peel, the 2018 Moulin-à-Vent Vieilles Vignes is medium to full-bodied, layered and satiny, built around beautifully refined tannins and succulent acids. Long and balanced, this has turned out brilliantly."

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 91 (10/5/2019)

    Shimmering ruby. Fresh, spice-tinged dark fruits, candied flowers and smoky minerals on the nose, along with subtle game nuance in the background. Fleshy and focused on the palate, offering appealingly sweet black raspberry, boysenberry and cherry compote flavors that loosen up steadily on the back half. Shows appealing energy for the year and finishes sweet and long, with dusty tannins sneaking in late.
  • Burghound
    Rating: 89-92 (1/10/2019)

    A ripe, peppery and very earthy nose gives way to rich, textured and impressively concentrated flavors that possess good depth on the dusty but not drying finish. This should age well.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 89 (5/29/2020)

    Revealing aromas of ripe berry fruit, plums, loamy soil and a subtle framing of oak, the 2017 Moulin-à-Vent Vieilles Vignes is medium to full-bodied, bright and lively, with tangy acids and supple tannins. Yields here were 35 hectoliters per hectare, as one of the parcels that informs the blend wasn't damaged by hail at all.

    One of a growing number of Côte d'Or producers to acquire land in the Beaujolais, Louis Boillot—whose wines I taste every year in the cellars in Chambolle-Musigny that he shares with his spouse, Ghislaine Barthod—is producing superb examples of Moulin-à-Vent and Fleurie. Classically vinified and given an unusually long élevage by the standards of the region, these are serious, elegantly muscular cru Beaujolais built to age with grace, and they come warmly recommended