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2017 Henri Boillot Volnay

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November 28, 2021 - $56



88-90The Wine Advocate

...notes of spicy wild berries, licorice and sweet soil. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, satiny and succulent, with melting tannins and a gourmand attack that segues into a more precise, mineral mid-palate and finish.

88-90Vinous / IWC

...dark cherry and bergamot scents on the nose. The 20% new oak is nicely integrated. The palate is fresh on the entry with fine tannin, touches of blood orange and citrus fruit filtering through the tart red cherries and strawberry, with a lively finish.


France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Volnay

Volnay is a small appellation with just 904 vineyard acres and a town of fewer than 500 residents. Nevertheless, to Burgundy enthusiasts, it's a jewel. Clive Coates calls Volnay “one of the most delightful wines and one of the most rewarding communes in the Côte d’Or.” Robert M. Parker Jr. described Volnay as “the queen of the Côte de Beaune.” Volnay has always been appealing. In the 13th and 14th centuries the powerful Dukes of Burgundy acquired land there and built chateaux. The medieval town sits on the hillside above the vineyards and the appellation is restricted to red wines made of Pinot Noir. Though there are no Grands Crus, there are 35 Premiers Crus. Some reviewers say the lighter soil of Volnay, compared with Pommard to the north, makes Volnay wines more delicate and elegant than wines from neighboring appellations. Robert M. Parker Jr. wrote that Volnay has a “high-quality level of winemaking…The top Volnays possess an immense, seductive fruitiness and lushness…”


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.