Why Big Red Diary?
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2008 Boillot Louis, PommardMay. 2010
The red fruit aromas are accented with licorice. Soft and ripe fruit, soft tannin too. Fresh, but not too fresh. This is a good starter!
2008 Boillot Louis, Pommard Les FremiersMay. 2010
The 70 year-old vines deliver a nose with a core of dark red fruit. After the villages there’s an extra width of ripe but ‘clingy’ tannin. Lovely fresh red-fruit flavours that only slowly decay in the finish. Very nice!
2008 Boillot Louis, Pommard Les Croix NoirsMay. 2010
From 80 year-old vines sited next to Rugiens. Pretty and precise red fruits, accented with toffee. The first impression is the wave of mouth-coating ripe tannin, the second wave is the burst of beautiful mid-palate fruit. Good length here.
2007 Boillot Louis, Pommard Les Croix NoirsMay. 2010
The medium intensity red fruit aromas are backed by a faintly creamy warmth. After the 2008 this is a little softer in focus but there’s no lack of extract. This is very tasty, and despite the attentions of a raft of ripe tannin, it’s a nice drink.
1999 Boillot Louis, Pommard Les FremiersMar. 2010
Magnum. Deep young colour. Wide red fruit aromas. Very young fruit that’s balanced with lots of tannin. There’s a nice burst of complexity before the medium-plus length finish.
2005 Boillot Louis, Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles VignesJul. 2008
Medium-plus colour with plenty of purple at the rim. High tones of violets over blackberry fruit and faint earth. In the mouth it’s got reasonable concentration but lovely flavours of black cherry jam edged with faint oak toast. Fine balance and a subtly penetrating length. Not the ‘flash’ of many 05’s, and far from the best value too – but it’s still a beauty!
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