2016 1er Cru Truffières Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot
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Different nose here. A tad more vegetal, lemon-braised fennel, some nice tarragonny whiffs. Bright and crisp though. Impressive lines, a crystalline pure minerality. I like this. Creamy yet a tartness that keeps it up on a high plain. Somehow less sophisticated,, less prettiness for now - but good impact and impressive. In Blagny. Right up high on the hard rock of the cote. L&S (Oct 2017)
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Bright, light yellow. Musky, deep scents of lemon, lime and crushed-stone minerality, plus an exotic, almost Riesling-like suggestion of orange blossom. Wonderfully silky, concentrated wine with terrific volume and inner-mouth saline minerality. A serious but suave rocky wine with a seamless texture and terrific thrust. A great showing today, but balanced for a graceful evolution in bottle. The long, rising finish displays yellower notes of pineapple and orange. This densely packed yet weightless wine boasts terrific purity. Drinking range: 2023 - 2031 Rating: 92+ Stephen Tanzer, www.vinousmedia.com(Sep 2018)
Pale yellow. Restrained scents of apple, lemon-lime and white flowers. Lovely silky texture with savory intensity. Tactile, energetic and very dry (just 0.2 grams per liter r.s., according to Boillot). Made from vines on very shallow soil over hard rock, this minerally wine is more backward than the rest of Boillot's premier crus in 2016. 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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