2016 1er Cru Champ Canet Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot
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Vines are oldest they have in Puligny 60+ years. Highest and rockiest vineyard. A little broader impact on the nose, crisp apple and wood-spice. Well polished feel - but pretty still. Then a hit of pithy Lemon juice in the mouth. This is bright and has zip, but quite shy. Sticks to its clear lemony kick. Almost gooseberry too. More linear, more closed, but long and mouthwatering. There is a fruit weight at the end under the mineral frame - that shows what will reveal itself in time. L&S (Oct 2017)
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Pale, bright straw-yellow. Aromas of white nectarine, flowers and spices are lifted by a dusty chalky quality. Juicy, savory wine with orchard and stone fruit flavors enlivened by minerals and spices. Offers lovely definition and energy and sexy inner-mouth perfume. Boillot started his harvest with this rocky parcel and no doubt that explains this wine's energy in 2016. But there's no shortage of silky texture here. A very good showing. Drinking range: 2023 - 2029 Rating: 91 Stephen Tanzer, www.vinousmedia.com(Sep 2018)
Light nose but great depth of fruit and admirable structure. Rather fiery on the end. Very satisfying. Rating: 17 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2018)
Bottled. So inviting, with that leesy richness combined with tangy spiced citrus of lemon and mandarin. On the palate it is quite full but seems a little flatter on the finish than the Referts. Drinking range: 2020 - 2026 Rating: 16.5 Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2018)
Bright, light yellow. Expressive aromas of pineapple, spices and white flowers. More glyceral and saline than the preceding premier crus but with very good energy to its silky apple, anise and spice flavors. A step up in intensity and not at all overly sweet. The wine's rocky terroir gives it a firm finish. Boillot picked these vines first in 2016, on September 21 with 13.1% natural alcohol. Rating: 90-92 Stephen Tanzer, www.vinousmedia.com(Sep 2017)
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, and with this holding and others from his paternal side, he set up his own business. He makes wines that show well young, with complex exotic fruit aromas with the core of minerality, but they age well too. His daughter Lydie and son are now taking a more active role in the domaine, and they have branched out with a thriving négociant business and a property near the Pic Saint Loup in the Languedoc - Domaine des Roques.
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