Louis Boillot, husband of Ghislaine Barthod, described 2009 as one where "I made the vintage that I wanted to make because in 2009, it was possible to do that whereas you can't do that in most of them. We began picking on the 7th of September and continued through to the 12th. The harvest was super clean and there was almost no sorting required. When you have fruit that is ripe with good balance, the vinifications are usually very easy and this was certainly the case with 2009. There were two sorts of malos, which is to say one that finished early and the second which finished in the late spring. I really like the wines as they're very fresh with lots of clean and pure fruit that is elegant plus the round flavors are supported by silky tannins and great overall balance. For my wines anyway, I don't really see much if any difference between the quality I obtained from the Côte de Beaune versus the Côte de Nuits, which isn't usually the case."
A very fresh mix of cool, airy and pure red pinot fruit, plum and blueberry aromas leads to rich and ripe yet beautifully detailed medium weight flavors that, like the Caillerets, are a beguiling mélange of power and refinement, all wrapped in a punchy, balanced and driving finish. Excellent quality here.
Score: 90-93, Drink: 2021+, The Burghound, Issue 41