Domaine Henri Boillot

France, Burgundy

A domaine which dates to 1885, but which began properly in the early years of the 20th century under the current Henri's grandfather (also Henri). His son, Jean, was the one who really developed it. Henri arrived in 1975 and worked his way up, becoming the winemaker. In 2000 he began the building of the new winery at the bottom of Meursault, and he then bought out his brother and sister to keep the domaine as one, renaming it from 'Domaine Jean Boillot' to 'Domaine Henri Boillot' to avoid confusion with his brother Jean-Marc's domaine.

The Domaine totals around 14 hectares, with roughly equal surfaces of red and white, and of which just under 4ha is the Monopole vineyard of Clos de la Mouchère, a walled enclave within the premier Cru Puligny Perrières. The 2017 vintage saw the arrival of two new parcels of Grand Cru red, in Échezeaux and Latricières Chambertin

Two thousand twenty-one was a dramatic vintage at Boillot. Yields were down a punishing 70% across the board. In keeping with the year’s personality, the 2021s are airy, medium-bodied wines, quite a departure from the style readers are used to. Even so, I find lovely precision and nuance in the best wines. Boillot used no new oak in the 2021s. As always, the reds were done with fully destemmed fruit. I tasted all the wines just prior to bottling. Antonio Galloni,  (Jan 2023)

This domaine rarely seems to miss anymore and 2015 is certainly no exception and this is true of not only both colors Allen Meadows,  (Apr 2017)