Louis Boillot

Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru

8.94 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Pernand-Vergelesses, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

Note that while the label just says 1er Cru, without a vineyard designation, the cork suggests it’s an organically-grown wine from Les Fichots.

Whatever it is, at 7 years of age it is still very very tight and young. Nose is a beautiful combo of sultry, just ripe cherry sap and limestone-flecked moist earth, with just a bit of baking spices. But in the mouth it is lean, right, and crisp. Mostly cracked limestone minerality and a bit of tart cherry. Mouthpuckering acids and tannins. This is built for the long haul and I took it on too short a trip. The 9.0 is based on potential, not current pleasure.

Note that while the label just says 1er Cru, without a vineyard designation, the cork suggests it’s an organically-grown wine from Les Fichots.

Whatever it is, at 7 years of age it is still very very tight and young. Nose is a beautiful combo of sultry, just ripe cherry sap and limestone-flecked moist earth, with just a bit of baking spices. But in the mouth it is lean, right, and crisp. Mostly cracked limestone minerality and a bit of tart cherry. Mouthpuckering acids and tannins. This is built for the long haul and I took it on too short a trip. The 9.0 is based on potential, not current pleasure.

Jun 2nd, 2020
Tom Casagrande

Pretty textbook Pernand: barely ripe cherry and loads of chalky rock dust to tingle the nose. Crisp and linear, with a clean minerally finish.

Pretty textbook Pernand: barely ripe cherry and loads of chalky rock dust to tingle the nose. Crisp and linear, with a clean minerally finish.

May 11th, 2018
Lyssa Taves

My 1er 1er 💜

My 1er 1er 💜

Mar 6th, 2017
Tom Casagrande

@Delectable Wine This is the 2013 Louis Boillot Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru rouge.

Lightish color. Interesting nose: earthy, limestony, a little cheesy, with some nice tart cherry underneath. Minerally and tight in the mouth. Lots of fine-grained chalky tannin. Tart cherry fruit. Feels like a bunch of separate components -- tannin, acids, minerals, fruit -- that have yet to integrate. 8.6 for now, but likely higher in 2-4 years.

@Delectable Wine This is the 2013 Louis Boillot Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru rouge.

Lightish color. Interesting nose: earthy, limestony, a little cheesy, with some nice tart cherry underneath. Minerally and tight in the mouth. Lots of fine-grained chalky tannin. Tart cherry fruit. Feels like a bunch of separate components -- tannin, acids, minerals, fruit -- that have yet to integrate. 8.6 for now, but likely higher in 2-4 years.

Dec 13th, 2016