The volume of this vintage, dense with mineral and slightly fleshy green fruit, pure and long. Succulent and juicy middle, long on minerals and cool concentration. A slightly more serious expression. Drinking range: 2023 - 2032L&S (Oct 2020)
75cl bottles (case of 6)
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The 2019 Puligny-Montrachet Champ Canet 1er Cru has a very attractive nose with enticing scents of nectarine, tinned white peaches, Braeburn apples and a light chalky note. The palate is well balanced with orange pith, apricot and lychee notes on the entry. This Champ Canet has fine depth and good tension, the mouth tingling with spicy residues after it has departed. Excellent. Drinking range: 2023 - 2036 Rating: 93 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Jan 2021)
Yet another light nose from this address. Racy fruit, and no shortage of it, on the palate with almost painful crystalline acidity bodes well for the future. Drinking range: 2023 - 2030 Rating: 16.5+ Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jan 2021)
Power-packed and forceful, this is a muscular, well-built, no-nonsense wine with great depth and a square-jawed appeal. In need of a couple of years to unravel, this is a terrific wine with such a strong character it really impresses. Rating: 18.5+/20 Matthew Jukes www.matthewjukes.com (Dec 2020)
Attractive pale colour with a light green tint. There is a wealth of fruit here, a little sweetness too, a touch of peach, but not excessive, the Champ-Canet has just about kept its integrity. Fine long finish with perhaps a touch of heat? Always very millerand grapes here, I am told, which may be why this wine is flirting with the over exotic. Tasted: October 2019 *** Rating: 91 Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy (Oct 2020)
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. With this holding and others from his paternal side, he set up his own business, and he has been responsible for over 50 vintages. His daughter Lydie and son-in-law François Alzingre have worked alongside him and effectively run the domaine, and are now being joined by their children.
With the belief that a vine reaches its full potential when 40 years old, the team look after their old vines carefully, and those in La Garenne and Combettes are still those planted by J-M's grandfather Étienne Sauzet. Vines are planted to a minimum of 12000 vines per hectare, and the vineyard worked by ploughing to encourage the plants to have deep roots. They are trimmed quite high at 1.2m to leave lots of leaves for photosynthesis, and also to shade the bunches from direct sun exposure which might burn them.
Great care is taken over the date of harvest, with careful controls of ripeness made over a period of three weeks prior to starting. The grapes are harvested manually, and placed in small cases for transport to the winery, where they are pressed as whole bunches. The juice is allowed to settle out in tank and then transferred to barrel for fermentation with the fine lees. Batonnage once a week during the 11 months of barrel-aging helps the wines to feed and fatten on the lees. They normally use between 25 and 30% new wood. The domaine makes wines that show well young, with sometimes citrussy, sometimes with complex exotic fruit aromas, always with the core of minerality, and they age well too.
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