2019 Grand Cru Henri Boillot


(near the very top of the vineyard and atypically, the rows are planted North-South). Like the Clos de Bèze, here too there is a whiff of volatile acidity though in this case it is decidedly more subtle though still perceptible on the more restrained and more floral cool red currant scents. The equally restrained and transparent large-scaled flavors brim with both dry extract and minerality before concluding in a youthfully austere and markedly firm finale. I would make the same observation here as I did with the Bèze, which is to say it’s impossible to predict how VA will affect any given person’s perception of a wine but in this case, I was less bothered by it than with the Clos de Bèze. Drinking range: 2036 - Rating: 91 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Apr 2021)

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More introverted that the Clos de Bèze—and as usual from the same supplier—this year, Boillot's 2019 Chambertin Grand Cru unwinds in the glass with aromas of raspberries, licorice, dried flowers and toasty new oak. Medium to full-bodied, taut and concentrated, with lively acids and rich, powdery tannins, this will demand a bit of patience. Drinking range: 2029 - 2057 Rating: 94+ William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)

Hugely rich mid purple, very sensual, arguably more harmonious even than the Clos de Bèze. Guillaume thinks that using a slightly lighter chauffe (toasting) of the barrel is in play here. This Chambertin is a thing of beauty all the way through, still very youthful and quite oaky, but a Chambertin to be proud of. Tasted: October 2020 **** Rating: 95-98 Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy  (Oct 2020)

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.

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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