Domaine Louis Boillot & Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 2013

Although I specialise in Bordeaux, I enjoy Burgundy very much. So too the Rhone, Piedmont and other regions. There are several Boillots in Burgundy including Henri, Lucien and Louis. Just as with Bordeaux, 2013 is a challenging vintage. Relatively light, most wines lack greater ripeness (a lower yield can enhance that).Whether music, painting, furniture or wine, a lighter work can be just as enjoyable. 2013 being less succulent, it is marked by correspondingly higher acidity. Freshness is therefore a given. And while crucial to any wine, acidity that is acidic can be trying if it is searing. Not, happily, in this case. Young raspberry/sour cherry fruit with a touch of greenness. The tannins have a grip which helps wrap up the medium-bodied fruit. We did not finish the bottle with dinner last Friday night and the one-third left-over tasted even better the next day. While enjoyable now, this Gevrey will be best between 2023 and 2028.

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