2019 1er Cru Genevrières Domaine Henri Boillot


Very rich, a much broader and more expansive style, and with it a coiled tension and energy - pretty gorgeous. Drinking range: 2023 - 2030L&S (Oct 2020)

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A beautifully complex, naturally exotic and broad-ranging nose is comprised by notes of Orange pekoe tea, spice Granny Smith apples and a plethora of floral nuances. The beautifully precise mineral-driven flavors also possess really lovely underlying tension before concluding in a bitter lemon inflected and youthfully austere finale. This chiseled effort should also easily reward a decade or more of cellaring. Drinking range: 2029 - Rating: 93 Allen Meadows, (Jun 2021)

The 2019 Meursault Genevrières 1er Cru has quite a strong struck match element on the nose, though it seems to dissipate with continued aeration. The palate is well balanced, though I do find the reduction impeding onto the fruit profile so that it articulates more the winemaking technique than the terroir. There’s a good Meursault here, but it is occluded by the winemaking practices at the moment. Drinking range: 2023 - 2033 Rating: 89-91 Neal Martin, (Jan 2021)

The 2019 Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières has turned out nicely, mingling scents of honeyed pears, mandarin orange, paraffin wax, smoke and toasted nuts in an inviting bouquet. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and chiseled, it's bright and chalky, with a long, penetrating finish. Drinking range: 2025 - 2045 Rating: 93+ William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)

Cask sample. Not especially expressive at present on the nose but there is some sweetness and acidity on the palate that are not yet married. It's still distinctly unformed and a bit of a muddle but may well get there in the end. Sourness on the finish. Drinking range: 2024 - 2030 Rating: 16++ Jancis Robinson OBE MW - (Jan 2021)

Excellent green and gold, white flowers, lightly herbal, a fraction of citrus too, detailed and nuanced. Then the fruit stretches out exceptionally well across the palate. It is a little softer at the finish than Clos Darnat though, but just as long. Tasted: October 2020 **** Rating: 92-94 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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