86-88 points, Vinous |
About the Wine
86-88 points, Vinous
"Bright medium red, with a suggestion of amber. Deeper, darker and more brooding on the nose than the village Volnay. A bit sweeter in the middle too, showing a saline element and more buffering material for its dry-edged tannins. The crop level here was a microscopic nine hectoliters per hectare."
About The Winery
Jean-Marc Boillot was one of the younger generation in Burgundy who was determined to improve his family's wines. In 1984, after vinifying 13 vintages at the family's domaine, Henri Boillot, Jean-Marc walked out in protest, intent on producing highly concentrated, rich, and ripe wines. He became the winemaker for Olivier Leflaive for the next four years and at the same time produced wines from 5-acres of vineyards, bottled under his own label. The wines impressed Boillot's grandfather, who bequest half his vineyard to Jean-Marc. Boillot runs his domaine from his grandfather Henri Boillot's house and cellars in the village of Pommard. Jean-Marc's maternal grandfather was the late Etienne Sauzet, from whom he also inherited exceptional vineyards.