2011 1er Cru Rugiens Henri Boillot

Grapes Pinot Noir
Colour Red
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Beaune
Village Pommard
Classification 1er Cru
ABV 12.5%
Vineyard Rugiens

Massive. Violent tannins, but the richness is al there to go with it. A bold wine with balance. Tastes very young! Henri has in both the top and lower part of Rugiens, which makes for a good balance.

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(now half from the top and half from the bottom of the vineyard, from 25- and 65-year-old vines, respectively; the crop here was just 21 hectoliters per hectare, according to Boillot): Bright dark red with ruby highlights. Noble perfume of redcurrant, tobacco, mint, spices and medicinal herbs. Peppery, spicy and dynamic; not at all a thick style but light on its feet and youthfully imploded. Finishes very long and subtle, with a medicinal juicy element and a very firm tannic backbone. This will need extended bottle aging.

(from equally sized parcels in both Rugiens Hauts and Bas that measure ~1 ha). A brooding, introverted and cool nose of ripe and fresh liqueur of dark berries and wet stone nuances introduces detailed, ultra-intense and powerful large-scaled flavors that are supported by very firm yet relatively fine tannins before culminating in a classy and gorgeously complex finish. There is excellent size and weight and like the Caillerets, this is really very impressive. 2023+


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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