A new cuvée this year, coming from their purchase of the old domaine Darnat. Very streamlined and taut, lemony, much more slender and streamlined that I would have expected from this cru - really lovely. Drinking range: 2023 - 2030L&S (Oct 2020)
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(from a holding of about .17 ha where the vines run from the top to the bottom of the vineyard). An interesting nose combines notes of viognier and white peach with those of matchstick and acacia blossom. The succulent, fleshy and intense medium weight plus flavors possess a lovely sense of underlying tension that also suffuses the beautifully long, youthfully austere and well-balanced finale. Note that this fine effort is firm enough to reward at least a decade of cellaring. Drinking range: 2029 - Rating: 93 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jun 2021)
Aromas of pear, toasted brioche, white flowers and honeycomb introduce Boillot's 2019 Meursault 1er Cru Les Gouttes d'Or, a medium to full-bodied, ample and layered wine that's bright and precise, with more tension and grip than the demonstrative Poruzot. Drinking range: 2022 - 2042 Rating: 93 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
Domaine Darnat vines from the early 1960s. There is an attractive toasty reduction, same primrose colour, the fruit better spaced out across the palate, with lovely sweeter fruit at the finish, but neither over ripe nor heavy. Very well balanced overall and persistent. Tasted: October 2020 **** Rating: 91-94 Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy (Oct 2020)
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.
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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