2008 Grand Cru Henri Boillot

Grapes Pinot Noir
Colour Red
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Nuits
Village Vougeot
Classification Grand Cru
ABV 13%
Vineyard Clos Vougeot

In the sub-division called Maupertui, next to Anne Gros. Henri describes this as the best-looking harvest of 2008, and it is very very precise and lucid, mineral, pure, detailed with a subtle wildness to the fruit flavours much like Anne's. Realy, really lovely finish.

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Deep coloured with a smoked meat aromatic character and intriguing dark fruits perfume, there's a lovely richness and opulence of dark fruits such as mulberry and black cherry on the palate, finely judged oak, deliciously juicy and concentrated fruit quality with the seductive textural tannins and lovely fresh acidity bringing a purity to the fruit here that's oh-so voluptuous; the kind of wine that's almost drinkable now, a good sign in a Grand Cru, whose deceptive backbone shows that it could do with cellaring for 7 to 10 years.

This has a gorgeous bouquet that leaps from the glass: raspberry, wild strawberry, crushed stones, limestone and a touch of lemon zest. It actually has the purity of a top Leroy. The palate is medium-bodied with supremely fine tannins, beautiful balance, feminine with wonderful purity and delicacy, yet the finish is suave, sensuous and powerful. Irresistible. 2011-2022+.
94 - 96/100

Deep red-ruby. Ripe black cherry, licorice and a wilder hint of game on the nose. Dense, lush and fully ripe, offering nuanced flavors of cherry, minerals, flowers and game, plus an intriguing saline impression of soil. Finishes with palate-saturating flavor and big but seamless tannins. This will need time in bottle but appears to be a great success in 2008. Boillot says these vines were picked on October 12 with 13% natural alcohol, and that the yield was just 19 hectoliters per hectare.
91 - 94/100


Henri Boillot complements his domaine wines with a small range of négociant wines of superb quality in very limited quantities. A few of the whites are offered here - an opportunity to buy some of Burgundy's rarest appellations from a top source.

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