2016 Jean-Marc Boillot Volnay Carelle Sous Chapelle 1er Cru

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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VN 90
VN 90

Vinous, October 2019

The 2016 Volnay Carelle Sous La Chapelle 1er Cru is noticeably deeper in colour than its peers. The nose has plenty of quite lush red berry fruit, but it misses the clarity of other Volnays included in this tasting. The...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Appellation Volnay
Sub-appellation Carelle sous la Chapelle
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

The 2016 Jean-Marc Boillot Volnay Carelle Sous Chapelle 1er Cru is a red Pinot Noir hailing from the renowned Burgundy region in France. Specifically, it is produced in the sub-region of Cote de Beaune within the Volnay appellation and the Carelle sous la Chapelle sub-appellation. The wine is crafted by the esteemed producer Jean-Marc Boillot and is sealed with a traditional cork closure. With an alcohol content of 13.0%, this wine promises a balanced drinking experience.

Vinous reviewer Neal Martin awarded this wine a score of 90, emphasizing its notable depth in color compared to its peers. He describes the nose as having "plenty of quite lush red berry fruit," but notes it lacks the clarity found in other Volnays tasted in the same session. On the palate, however, the wine reveals more complexity and assurance, offering a blend of red and black fruits. Martin also mentions a "slightly ferrous and savory" quality towards the finish, which is described as persistent. He suggests that while the nose may currently fall short, it has potential to improve with bottle age, hopefully aligning more closely with the promising palate.

Produced from the 2016 vintage, this wine stands out in the Burgundy lineup for its deeper color and the complexity it shows on tasting. Despite some reservations about the aromatic clarity, the palate's blend of fruit and savory notes adds a layer of interest that invites further exploration, particularly with some aging. This makes the 2016 Jean-Marc Boillot Volnay Carelle Sous Chapelle 1er Cru a compelling option for those who appreciate nuanced Pinot Noirs from the Burgundy region.