2016 Domaine Henri Boillot
|Sub-district||Côte de Beaune|
Toasty nose loaded with vanilla and spice - plus cool lemon juice and a tad of pithiness. Palate is brighter, good feel. Levity tension. Good ripeness to the grapefruit and pears - but super line of acidity too. Nicely textured. 25% New Oak. L&S (Oct 2017)
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(from 1 ha of evenly mixed vines in Houlières, Charmes and Enseignères). Notes of mineral reduction, white flowers and an interesting Chablis-like hint of iodine can be found on the pretty nose. There is excellent volume to the decidedly ripe yet rich and fresh medium-bodied flavors that possess a lovely mouth feel that also characterizes the sappy and unusually complex finish in the context of what is typical for a villages level Puligny. Excellent. Drinking range: 2023 - Rating: 90 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jun 2018)
Flint and matchstick aromas, vivid green fruit with fearsome concentration on the palate. Over-delivers for this combination of producer, appellation and vintage – but isn't cheap! Drinking range: 2018 - 2026 Rating: 17+ Richard Hemming MW - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2018)
Bright yellow with green reflections. Slightly reduced aromas of peach, smoke and hazelnut. Smaller-scaled than the Meursault premier crus but also wonderfully pure and smooth, conveying an impression of mineral precision. Finishes with a slightly edgy menthol note and very good length. A very promising village wine. Rating: 88-91 Stephen Tanzer, www.vinousmedia.com(Sep 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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