Domaine Louis Boillot Bourgogne Rouge 2016 Supple Delicious


Louis Boillot Bourgogne Rouge 2016 is well worth your attention. Instantly appealing, classic Pinot fruit, oak, spice, and it just keeps evolving.

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Domaine Louis Boillot Bourgogne Rouge 2016 is well worth your attention. The nose is instantly appealing, showing classic Pinot fruit, a hint of oak, spice, and it just keeps evolving. The palate is mid-weight, clean and moreish. Domaine Louis Boillot Bourgogne Rouge 2016 is drinking well now, and I feel it will improve over the next 10 years at least.

[box]Domaine Louis Boillot Bourgogne Rouge 2016 and all wines are eligible for at least 5% off any six bottles. And 10% off any 12 bottles. Some wines will be at a more significant discount and not subject to further discounts.[/box]
Louis Boillot, his wife Ghislaine Barthod (a superstar Burgundy winemaker), and son Clement make great Burgundy. They use old vine fruit from the Cote de Nuits. These vines average over 50 years old, and some are over 100 years in age. They have been in Louis Boillot’s family for many generations. The wines are bright and clean, built to improve with bottle age. The wines here are great and offer great value; there is every reason for Louis Boillot’s wines to sell for two or three times their current prices.
Domaine Louis Boillot Bourgogne Rouge 2016 Wine Review

Allen Meadows, Burghound.
86-89 points
Here the expressive nose blends together notes of both red and dark currant with those of earth and a hint of humus. The supple, delicious and markedly fleshy flavors possess unusually good density for a regional wine, all wrapped in a very ripe and slightly warm finale. Even so, this is a very good Bourgogne and worth considering. ♥ Outstanding Top value.


The classic part of Burgundy known as the Cote D’Or (the slope of gold) is essentially one vineyard that is 60km long and maybe 5km at its widest. From this limestone ridge, some of the most complex, long-lived and aromatic wines produced from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Cistercian monks who owned the land codified the entire region, and so each small plot has a name.

Burgundy Wine Map

Pinot Noir

This is the most elusive grape. It is relatively early ripening and extremely sensitive to terroir. Its perfect place on earth is the Cote d’Or in Burgundy. So haunting are great red Burgundy’s charms that growers everywhere try to emulate them. Pinot Noir is not just a one-trick pony. Apart from the best reds in the world, you can find world-class Pinot Noir rosé, sparkling. You can even find sweet wines, whites on occasion and I’ve tasted a decent fortified Pinot Noir too.

French Wine

The land that some many New World (not European) wine producers look to emulate. To generalise about French wine, I would say it is savoury, lighter-bodied wines. They are the definition of elegant, complex. There are many styles, though. And there is a French wine for every palate. They lead the world in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Burgundy. Sparkling Wine in Champagne. Cabernet and Merlot in Bordeaux. Syrah(Shiraz) and Grenache in the Rhone Valley. Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Gris in Alsace. Sauvignon Blanc, and Chenin Blanc in the Loire Valley. Gamay in Beaujolais.

French Wine Regions 2


Wine is the result you get from fermented grape juice. There is proof of wine production dating back 8000 years ago. Fashions, innovations and many other factors have influenced the way wine has evolved over the years.

The wine grape is impressive. It contains everything you need to make grape wine except for the yeast, which lives on the outside of the skins.

Human inputs can influence the final product, including the viticulture (growing) choices. And the winemaker can shape the wine to a point too.

The best wines of the world often refer to terroir. Terroir is a French term that refers to all the climatic, geological and topographical influences on a specific piece of land. And it is true that neighbouring vineyards, grown identically, can taste noticeably different.

Red Wine

Fun fact; most of the colour for wines comes from the skins. There are only a handful of grapes that have red juice. Alicante is the most well known of these grapes.

By macerating the juice on the skins, the wine gains tannins, and flavours. Certain compounds change the chemistry of the wine too.

Red wines tend to have higher alcohol. More tannin and more oak flavours compared to other styles of wine. But the thousands of grapes and terroirs they grow in influence this.

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Domaine Louis Boillot Bourgogne Rouge 2016
Domaine Louis Boillot Bourgogne Rouge 2016

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