Louis Boillot’s emerging position in the Burgundy firmament is not accidental. Despite having only launched in 2002, he came armed with some of the oldest and best situated vineyards in Burgundy—thanks to four generations of Boillots having acquired prime sites in Volnay and Gevrey-Chambertin. Today, as in the past, at the heart of his style is a profound respect for the terroir of his old vines: in Gevrey-Chambertin his villages vines average 50+yo as do the vines for his premier cru-quality Evocelles. His Champonnet proves this little-seen site ranks among Gevery’s best premier crus. And the Cherbaudes, from 90+ year old vines, is frequently of grand cru quality. He makes a profound Nuits-St. Georges 1er cru Pruliers, also from 90+ year old vines. Louis’ Côte de Beaune vineyards are equally imposing, with 55+yo vines in the villages Volnay Grands Poisots and premier crus Les Angles, old-vine Brouillards and esteemed Caillerets. Just down the road, there are two great Pommard premier crus: a robust Fremiers and monumental Croix Noires. The wines that Louis makes from his priceless vines are like Burgundy used to be: gentle, subtle, pure, precise and highly nuanced, their complexity and sensuality growing with age. The 2014 is a blend of 8 parcels and is plush, thick and creamy for a villages.