2017 1er Cru Referts Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot

Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Beaune
Village Puligny Montrachet
Classification 1er Cru
ABV 13%
Vineyard Referts

Just next to the Meursault Charmes vineyard (a spot they share with Etienne Sauzet) This seems beefier and rounder than the village Puligny. There is a really good Puligny character. More defined and more intense. Some nuttiness, some great mineral drive too - this is deep, pure and intense. Nice clean mineral and citrus sweep at the finish. L&S (Oct 2018)

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Fermented and aged in 30% new French oak, the 2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Referts is a brilliant white that has both power and elegance. Terrific notes of stone fruits, wet stone, brioche, and hints of white flower all emerge from the glass, followed by a rounded, impressively textured white that hits all the right notes. A touch of honeyed citrus develops with time in the glass and it has good acidity, yet it’s nicely balanced by ample fruit. While it has beautiful upfront charm today, it’s going to evolve gracefully given its balance. Drinking range: 2019 - 2029 Rating: 94 Jeb Dunnuck, www.jebdunnuck.com(Apr 2019)

Bottled. Richer and more intense on the nose than the Garenne. Really creamy texture with a brightness and freshness to balance. Lovely depth, dancing fruit. Drinking range: 2021 - 2027 Rating: 17 Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2019)

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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