Domaine Henri Boillot, Volnay 1er Cru Les Chevrets 2019

Appellation: Volnay 1er Cru

Region: Burgundy

Country: France

Color: Red

Varietal(s): Pinot Noir

About The Producer

Henri Boillot is at the epicenter of great winemaking and is one of the most respected winemakers in Burgundy. Under his craftsmanship and exceptionally skilled hands, his Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs are without a doubt top-tier Burgundies.

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Tasting Notes



  • 92 points - “Outstanding” – Burghound: “(from 25+ year old vines). A markedly more floral nose slowly reveals its aromas of cool and very pure red currant and spiced plum scents. The medium-bodied flavors possess a simply gorgeous mouthfeel along with fine detail before concluding in a mineral-driven and youthfully austere finale. This is firm enough to reward up to a decade of cellaring yet not so firm as to be unapproachable young if desired. Drink 2027+.” – Allen Meadows, Burghound
  • 92 points- Wine Advocate: “The 2019 Volnay 1er Cru Les Chevrets offers up aromas of plums, cassis, orange rind, petals and raw cocoa. Medium to full-bodied, lively and nicely concentrated, it's bright and fine-boned, concluding with a long finish. Produced from almost 60-year-old vines, this is a long-time fixture of the range. Drink 2022-2045”- William Kelley, Wine Advocate
  • 91 points – Decanter: “A tiny domaine-holding of vines almost 60 years of age has produced this cuvée, which seems to fall between the Frémiets and the Caillerets in tone. There is a definite smoky character imparted by the François Frères barrels, but it is not exaggerated. The wine does not have the slightly heavy chocolate character that I found in the producer's village-level Volnay, while the texture is silky and firmer than some of the other wines in the portfolio. Drink 2024-2034.”- Charles Curtis, MW, Decanter
  • (91-93) points- Vinous: “The 2019 Volnay Chevrets 1er Cru has a more backward nose compared to the Fremiets, darker fruit with a pastille-like quality. The palate is well balanced with sappy red berry fruit, fine acidity with that pastille leitmotif returning on the elegant and pure finish. This Volnay is refined and approachable, but I suspect it has the legs to give 15-20 years of drinking pleasure. Drink 2023-2040.”- Neal Martin, Vinous