Five parcels of vines in Enseignères, a bit in Rue Rousseau and another in Les Meix, all vineyards that are tucked up under Bâtard, Bienvenues and Pucelles, so no wonder this cuvée is consistently good. Expressive, round and gourmand, very 'jolly', with a relaxed feel and just a slight saline, tautening mineral freshness. Very Puligny. Stays supple and calm and gently long. Drinking range: 2017 - L&S (Nov 2015)
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Pale greenish straw. Very seductive smoky intense nose in this house’s style. Edgy and chock-full of savoury fruit. There are many premiers crus without this much charm. Not fat; this producer has slimmed down along with everyone else. The only sacrifice may be in longevity. Drinking range: 2016 - 2020 Rating: 17 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jan 2016)
The 2014 Puligny-Montrachet Village is blessed with a charming, surprisingly mineral-rich, smoky bouquet that repays aeration in the glass, so do not be afraid to decant this. The palate is fresh and vibrant on the entry with a fine line of acidity, impressive weight in the mouth, perhaps just requiring a tad more tension to come through on the finish. Still, this is an excellent village cru from Jean-Marc Boillot. Drinking range: 2017 - 2027 Rating: 90 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Jan 2016)
Pale bright yellow. Fruit-driven white peach and apple aromas and flavors. Good sappy village wine with more depth than the Meursault, as well as an impression of sucrosité. Nicely integrated acidity frames and extends the rich finish. In an easygoing style but very dry, at 0.9 grams per liter residual sugar. The vintage in general finished very dry, noted Boillot, who vinifies with selected yeast strains. Rating: 88-91 Stephen Tanzer, www.vinousmedia.com (Sep 2015)
Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot
Jean-Marc Boillot left the family domaine to be winemaker to Olivier Leflaive for five years. Then from his maternal grandfather Étienne Sauzet he inherited much of the vineyard of the old Domaine Sauzet, in some of the best vineyards of Puligny. With this holding and others from his paternal side, he set up his own business, and he has been responsible for over 50 vintages. His daughter Lydie and son-in-law François Alzingre have worked alongside him and effectively run the domaine, and are now being joined by their children.
With the belief that a vine reaches its full potential when 40 years old, the team look after their old vines carefully, and those in La Garenne and Combettes are still those planted by J-M's grandfather Étienne Sauzet. Vines are planted to a minimum of 12000 vines per hectare, and the vineyard worked by ploughing to encourage the plants to have deep roots. They are trimmed quite high at 1.2m to leave lots of leaves for photosynthesis, and also to shade the bunches from direct sun exposure which might burn them.
Great care is taken over the date of harvest, with careful controls of ripeness made over a period of three weeks prior to starting. The grapes are harvested manually, and placed in small cases for transport to the winery, where they are pressed as whole bunches. The juice is allowed to settle out in tank and then transferred to barrel for fermentation with the fine lees. Batonnage once a week during the 11 months of barrel-aging helps the wines to feed and fatten on the lees. They normally use between 25 and 30% new wood. The domaine makes wines that show well young, with sometimes citrussy, sometimes with complex exotic fruit aromas, always with the core of minerality, and they age well too.
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