Domaine Jean Boillot et Fils (Henri Boillot), Volnay 1er Cru Les Fremiets 1er Cru 2000

Jean Boillot Volnay Fremiets 2000 #1Glossy ruby red, very little in the way of color development.  Overt, glam nose with a metallic lustre: mix of spiced red and black fruit, oleander, roasted coffee, beef au jus.  Now background toasted oak tones.  Emphatically black fruited on the palate, tumescent with a late-summer warmth bordering on confiture: macerated raspberry, cassis, valhrona chocolate.   Well-judged acidity keeps this on point.  No astringency to be found here: we think Henri Boillot managed the extraction quite deftly in ’00.  Flavorsome, suave Volnay with a new wave tilt.  But don’t push your luck with ’00 Volnays; finish these up over the next two years.  Now – 2015.

Jean Boillot Volnay Fremiets 2000

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