2005 Domaine Henri Boillot Les Caillerets, Volnay Premier Cru, France
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Domaine Henri Boillot Les Caillerets, Volnay Premier Cru, France 2005
VINOUSDeep ruby-red. Wild aromas of blackberry, game, mocha, violet and smoke, with a suggestion of roasted ripeness. Rich and stuffed with fruit but showing less early personality than the Chevrets, as the tannins are not yet integrated. With its youthful bitterness and firm mineral cut, this is almost painful today in the middle palate. Really explodes with aeration, though, finishing with vibrant, palate-saturating flavor and superb richness. This reminded me of a grand cru from the Cote de Nuits. Crop levels here and in the Chevrets were between 32 and 35 hectoliters per hectare in 2005. Boillot emphasizes that Volnay was the most successful Cote de Beaune village in 2005, as it was in the outstanding '99 vintage as well.
BURGHOUNDA nose of red raspberry, cassis, blueberry and subtle spice hints marry with rich, full and sweet flavors that coat the palate with dry extract and feature an almost pungent minerality on the gorgeously long finale. This will require ample time to really come into its own yet it seems almost approachable now due to the massive amounts of sap. A striking wine of power and harmony.