2012 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

Bright and fresh, then firmly tannic. Tastes like a wine from the rocky, upper slope, with well-defined minerals and chalk-fine tannins, although Henri says it is a mix of vines from the higher and lower parts. Firms and pure. He agrees it has the 'tonique' bracing quality of the high part. L&S (Jan 2014)

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Bright medium red. Fresher and less roasted than the Chevrets, showing lovely mineral lift to the complex aromas of red cherry, iron, underbrush and spices; the Boillots benefited from the energy provided by the portion of their vines that are located in Rugiens du Haut. A sappy expression of soil on the palate, with red fruit, wild herb and white pepper flavors lifted and carried by a menthol quality. Finishes sappy and fresh, with firm tannins and strong soil character. A terrific showing, but built to age. Drinking range: 2020 - 2032 Rating: 93+ Stephen Tanzer, www.vinousmedia.com (Mar 2015)

Rating: 94 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com (Jan 2014)

Fragrant violet nose, gentle and delicate. Underpowered, understated – underwhelming, really. Seems a bit mean. 2017-2025 Rating: 16 Richard Hemming MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jan 2014)

Henri Boillot

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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