PULIGNY MONTRACHET

2019 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchère Domaine Henri Boillot

EN PRIMEUR

There seems to be even more flavour density than the Pucelles here, but this too floats - fine citrus and great purity - finish is taut and very long. Drinking range: 2024 - 2032L&S (Oct 2020)

In Bond

75cl bottles (wood case of 6)

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(from 60+ year old vines and the vineyard is a whopping 4 ha monopole within Perrières). In contrast to the nose of the Pucelles, here it’s elegant, pure and airy with its layered aromas of essence of apple, pear and acacia blossom. There is excellent volume and mid-palate density to the mouth coating and caressing middle weight flavors that culminate in a lemony finish that is hugely long if perhaps not quite as crisp. This too is very stylish and a wine that should age gracefully for years. Drinking range: 2031 - Rating: 95 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jun 2021)

The 2019 Puligny-Montrachet Clos de la Mouchère 1er Cru sports just a slight reduction on the nose, but it still manages to convey energy and mineralité. Maybe it just lacks a bit of personality? The palate is well balanced with good grip and substance. A little spicier than other Puligny 2019s, there is a touch of white pepper and bitter orange peel that lends tension and complexity on the finish. Very fine. Drinking range: 2023 - 2035 Rating: 91-93 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Jan 2021)

The 2019 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchère was showing superbly, unfurling in the glass with scents of pear, citrus oil, orange blossom, dried white flowers, toasted nuts and iodine. Medium to full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, it's concentrated and textural, with tangy acids, chalky extract and a long, saline finish. Drinking range: 2025 - 2045 Rating: 95 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)

Cask sample. Much more vegetal than I remember from this vineyard of old, without the smoky seduction. There is certainly concentration here but nothing really lifted yet – though this may well develop. It's just a bit stolid and clunky for the moment. Drinking range: 2024 - 2030 Rating: 16+ Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jan 2021)

Gorgeous full yellow with lots of green reflections. A tiny bit of toast on the nose, which is one of the more reserved bouquets on show today, but suggests potential. Fabulous in the mouth here, retaining discretion, clinging to its toast, really very good all the way through and exceptionally long with a growth of minerals through the flesh. Tasted: October 2020 ***** Rating: 94-97 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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