2000 JM Boillot Volnay 1er Cru "Les Pitures"
1st experience with this producer. A recent whim of an acquisition for a song (actually I think I mistook it for Henri Boillot).
Medium dark red. Unusual raw sausage, merde, stewed (almost rotting) cherry fruit and possibly some sulfur on the nose. Lighter body, thin mid-palate without much concentration, acidity initially astringent that carried through to the finish, which also had coarse tannins. I wasn’t sure if this was an example of a closed, or semi-dead, wine. So, in the spirit of Stuart and Francois, I let it sit for a couple days to see if it could be resurrected. No miracles, but the astringency mellowed out a bit and the off-aromas dissipated somewhat.
I generally really like wines with savory elements, especially Northern Rhones. But this seemed a little off to me.
Anybody have experience with this producer? Any relation to the other Boillots?