Volnay 1er Cru Les Chevrets

2016 Volnay 1er Cru Les Chevrets Henri Boillot

  • Classification:
    1er Cru
  • Color:
  • Appellation:
    Volnay 1er Cru Les Chevrets
  • Volume:
  • Grape Type:
    Pinot Noir
  • Packaging:
    OC x 12
  • Stock Location:
Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 92 (2018 Apr.)

A more discreet touch of wood frames ripe cassis, black cherry and plum aromas that are laced with plenty of spice and a somewhat atypical hint of the sauvage. The rich and full-bodied flavors possess excellent mid-palate density as there is an admirable amount of sap before terminating in an impressively complex and naturally sweet finish. This should age well but thanks to the abundant sap, it should be approachable young too.

Vinous - Score: 88 (2019 Oct.)

he 2016 Volnay Les Chevrets 1er Cru currently shows a lot of reduction on the nose that occludes the appellation profile. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, but it comes across as more winemaking than wine, with a simple finish that is pleasurable, but lacks the intellectual heft one should find in a Premier Cru. Drink over the next 15 years or so. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting in Burgundy.