2015 1er Cru Genevrières Domaine Henri Boillot
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Fatter than the Poruzots, a touch more generous in feel, more filled-out, the Genevrières just gets its act together earlier. Lovely length and balance. Drinking range: 2018 - 2022 L&S (Nov 2016)
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Full yellow. Sexy, ripe aromas of orange and hazelnut. Supple and ripe, conveying a captivating sweetness to its apricot and orange flavors. A firm spine of acidity and minerality makes this a bit tight for drinking today. This classic full, ripe Genevrières finishes tactile and very long--and much smoother than the village Meursault. Boillot noted that this wine is strong in dry extract owing to the thickness of the skins and pulpiness of the grapes. He added that, in contrast to the 2005 vintage, there was no hydric stress here in '15 due to the smaller number of bunches and grapes. Drinking range: 2020 - 2027 Rating: 92 Stephen Tanzer, www.vinousmedia.com(Sep 2017)
Rating: 17.5++ Matthew Jukes www.matthewjukes.com(Feb 2017)
Combines vivid green fruit with creamy texture and a touch of banana. Very savoury saline finish, and superb fruit definition. Long, dry finish that leaves an austere impression - lots of ageability. Drinking range: 2017 - 2027 Rating: 17.5 Richard Hemming MW - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2017)
Domaine Henri Boillot
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.
After six years working alongside his father, Guillaume is the 'chef de culture', i.e. heads up the vineyard team, and has been entirely responsible for the vinification of the reds since 2012. Henri continues to make the whites which he likes to be 'straight, taut, precise, pure and elegant'. Guillaume's input has resulted in red wines that have gained in definition and energy, without losing the luxurious velvety richness and fruit depth that they have always had.
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
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