Wine Advocate | Rating: 90Incorporating 50- to 60-year-old vines from diverse parcels both north and south of the village (even though he eschews the label notation 'vieilles vignesƒ?_), Boillot's 2005 Gevrey-Chambertin smells and tastes of slightly tart but ripe blackberry and cassis, conveys charred, roasted meat and salty mineral impressions on the palate, and finishes with impressive length of sweet fruit lightly but not objectionably tinged with smoke, caramel and coconut wood inflections.Author: David Schildknecht
Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, and reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 52 bottles owned
- 14 collectors