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Boillot Bourgogne Rouge 2017


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A heavier and fruitier red Burgundy that really hit the spot paired with roast turkey.

Producer/Winery: Pierre Boillot; Domaine Lucien Boillot & Fils; Gevrey-Chambertin, France.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Vin de Bourgogne, France.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $37.80 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Roast turkey, mashed potatoes and peas.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear ruby color with the same color rim. Black cherry, damp earth, dried herbs and mushroom aromas. Smooth, soft, spicy with dry chalky mouthfeel, 150-grit texture and a solid medium body. Fruity cherry, tart cranberry, pomegranate, peppery spice, gritty mineral and licorice flavors. Plenty of crisp acidity, nice grippy tannins and a long bitter and pungent plum tasting finish. WOW, the chalky and earthy fruit taste was captivating. Each pour got better and better so decanting was probably in order for this bottle. We called it a heavier and fruitier red Burgundy that really hit the spot paired with roast turkey.

Pierre Boillot in his cellar
Photo from Kermit Lynch.

Comments:

Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: 50mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 31120 7

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.