Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Louis Boillot Volnay 1er Cru Clos de la Chapelle 2005

After a 19 wines tasting session in Vinum, W and I proceed to Le Benaton to taste this bottle of wine that was just brought back from Burgundy. W was travelling and visiting vineyards in Burgundy and he chanced upon this small vineyard upon cycling at the Pommard, Volnay area.

Nose: Clean nose with an explosive nose of white flowers. Very floral and secondary truffle upon 45min aeration
Palate: Clean, silky tannins with a good balance of acidity. Light to medium weight. Further aeration brings out slight tea.
Verdict: WOW is the word of the day. S and P was truly amazed by the classic styled burgundian white. Minimalistic, clean , elegant, without much fruit yet carried good complexity. Heads up to W who kindly shared this bottle with us.

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