Domaine Henri Boillot, Volnay 1er Cru Les Fremiets 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: “(A slightly riper and even spicier if slightly less elegant aromas of violet and plum introduce bigger, richer and more powerful flavors that still manage to remain refined and particularly so on the stony, youthfully austere and impressively long finish. As is often the case with a fine Frémiets, this should repay 10 to 12 years of cellaring while being accessible after only 5 or so. Lovely. Drink 2029+.” – Allen Meadows, Burghound
  • 92+ points- Wine Advocate: “More reserved than the Chevrets, Boillot's 2019 Volnay 1er Cru Frémiets mingles scents of raspberries and plums with hints of rose petals and spices. Medium-bodied, tangy and mineral, with a pretty core of fruit and fine, powdery tannins, it will reward a bit of bottle age. Drink 2025-2045.”- William Kelley, Wine Advocate
  • (91-93) points- Vinous: “The 2019 Volnay Fremiets 1er Cru has a delightful bouquet with vivacious Morello cherry and blueberry aromas underpinned by fine mineralité. The palate is well balanced with quite a spicy entry, a fine bead of acidity, finely structured but showing a slightly feral finish. I can abide that - this is a fine and dare I say, "fun" Volnay from Boillot. Drink 2023-2035.”- Neal Martin, Vinous
  • 90 points – Decanter: “The domaine-owned parcel of Frémiets is more than 50 years of age. The wine is fermented in small oak casks, 50% new., and it seems to overpower the wine a bit; there is ripe black fruit, but I find the smoky aromas a bit intrusive and the tannins a bit over the top for a Volnay. Drink 2024-2034.”- Charles Curtis, MW, Decanter