Domaine Henri Boillot, Volnay 2012

£58.50 (75cl)

Only 15 left in stock

SKU: BUBO0612C

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Clay and limestone soil. Aging 25% new oak cask.

Tasting note

Ruby red with bright highlights. A compelling, almost luminous minerality with hints of white peach and vine flowers, and a light,spicy overtone on the nose. Lovely fresh fruit upfront. Full-bodied with smooth tannins. Vivacious, a good length and a hint of pepper on the finish.

About the producer

Henri Boillot is a benchmark Côte de Beaune producer renowned for the exceptional quality of his wines. Using parcels of vines, which cover 19 hectares across the appellation with some vines more than 60 years old, his seriously impressive wines exhibit an intense minerality, elegant structure and have the potential to age for many years.



Regions Vintage Report:

As you probably know already, 2012 was a very small vintage following other low yielding years. With an ever increasing demand from new markets, the demand for good Burgundies far surpasses the availability. Fortunately the quality is present in the 2012 vintage despite quite challenging conditions. The low yields appear to have concentrated the flavours and underlined the structure, without affecting the balance of the wines. The whites have more depth and concentration than the 2011s, but also a better balance and good fresh finish. 2012 has produced excellent wines for early drinking which also have good ageing potential – a little like 2010, but with a touch more richness and very seductive. The reds are possibly even more impressive with great precision and fruit. There is more energy and fruit than the past few vintages. The structure is definitely there, but most wines are delicate, perfumed with superb terroir definition. Some producers are comparing their wines to a mix of 2010 and 2011 vintages, while others are saying that 2012 is reminiscent of 2002 which turned out to deliver many great wines. 2012 is definitely a vintage where Burgundy can fully express its qualities and differences. Finally prices: as expected prices are up but nowhere near the relative rarity of the vintage. We have tried hard to keep the increases to a minimum. Christian Honorez 2014 ©adVINture 2020

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