29 May 2020
I am very pleased to offer 2018 vintage releases from Henri Boillot. A producer who’s wines I have bought, sold and drunk for a number of years.
The domaine consists of 14 hectares evenly split between Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Most of Boillot’s white wines come from premier crus in Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet, including the entire 4-ha (10-acre) Clos de la Mouchere vineyard. The domaine’s Pinot Noir-based wines come from premier crus in Savigny, Beaune and Volnay. The Maison wines come from various vineyards around Burgundy and have the same care and attention put into them.
The 2018 vintage has produced some lovely wines. William Kelley from the Wine Advocate comments “This is once again an exemplary portfolio of wines, all of which come warmly recommended”
With this in mind, I am pleased to offer the following selection of 2018 vintage wines with Scores and notes from the Wine Advocate.
6 x 75cl, 2018 Bourgogne Blanc @ £95 per 6
6 x 75cl, 2018 Puligny Montrachet Villages @ £230 per 6 (91 points)
6 x 75cl, 2018 Puligny Montrachet Les Perrieres @ £485 per 6
93 points…..”Aromas of citrus oil, white flowers, blanched almonds and crushed chalk preface the 2018 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrières, a medium to full-bodied, racy and incisive wine that’s chalky and tensile, with lively acids and a saline finish. This has turned out very well indeed.“- William Kelley, The Wine Advocate.
6 x 75cl, 2018 Puligny Montrachet Les Combettes @ £485 per 6
93 points…..”The 2018 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes offers up aromas of orange oil, waxy citrus rind, fresh pear and white flowers, followed by a medium to full-bodied, satiny and enveloping palate that’s supple and succulent, underpinned by lively acids and concluding with chalky grip. As usual, this was the first parcel Boillot harvested in 2018.“- William Kelley, The Wine Advocate.
6 x 75cl, 2018 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchere @ £490 per 6.
95 points……”Boillot’s emblematic 2018 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchère has turned out brilliantly, wafting from the glass with aromas of pear, hazelnut, dried white flowers, citrus oil, blanched almonds and smoke. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and multidimensional, with terrific concentration, searing levels of extract and a long, mineral finish.“- William Kelley, The Wine Advocate.
6 x 75cl, 2018 Meursault Charmes @ £380 per 6
92 points…..”Offering up aromas of buttered citrus fruit, Anjour pear, dried white flowers and fresh pastry, Boillot’s 2018 Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes is medium to full-bodied, layered and textural, with an ample core of exuberant fruit, lively acids and an expansive finish. This is a fleshy, fruit-driven Charmes that will offer a broad drinking window.“- William Kelley, The Wine Advocate.
6 x 75cl, 2018 Meursault Poruzot @ £360 per 6
93 points…..”Aromas of orange oil, fresh pear, almond paste, warm pastry and beeswax introduce the 2018 Meursault 1er Cru Les Poruzots, a medium to full-bodied, layered and multidimensional wine that’s concentrated, racy and beautifully defined, concluding with terrific back-end grip.“- William Kelley, The Wine Advocate.
6 x 75cl, 2018 Corton Charlemagne @ £810 per 6 (limited)
95 points…..”The most youthfully reserved wine in the cellar was the 2018 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, a promising bottling that opens up to reveal scents of citrus zest, dried white flowers, green apple and pastry cream. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, with racy acids and prodigious levels of searingly chalky dry extract that lend this wine incredible structure.“- William Kelley, The Wine Advocate.
6 x 75cl, 2018 Volnay 1er Cru Cailleret @ £410 per 6
94 points…….”Invariably a highlight of the portfolio, Boillot’s 2018 Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets derives from a low-yielding 60-are parcel of 55-year-old vines. Unfurling in the glass with a deep bouquet of wild berries, plums, raw cocoa and sweet soil tones, it’s medium to full-bodied, deep and multidimensional, its concentrated core of vibrant fruit underlined by succulent acids and framed by chalky tannins. This is a brilliant wine that’s worth a special effort to seek out.“- William Kelley, The Wine Advocate.
6 x 75cl, 2018 Volnay 1er Cru Fremiets @ £365 per 6 (93 points)
6 x 75cl, 2018 Volnay 1er Cru Chevrets @ £365 per 6 (92 points)
6 x 75cl, 2018 Clos de Vougeot @ £800 per 6.
94 points…..”The 2018 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru is showing very well, soaring from the glass with aromas of wild berries, rose petals, violets, orange rind and dark chocolate. On the palate, it’s full-bodied, concentrated and muscular, with lively acids and a powdery but elegantly refined chassis of structuring tannins, concluding with a long and resonant finish.“- William Kelley, The Wine Advocate.
3 x 75cl, 2018 Latricières Chambertin @ £525 per 3 (limited)
95 points…..”One of the high points of the range is the 2018 Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru, a striking wine that exhibits scents of cassis, forest floor, wild berries, dark chocolate, warm spices and peonies. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping but also beautifully defined, with a bright spine of acidity, it’s concentrated and penetrating.“- William Kelley, The Wine Advocate.
3 x 75cl, 2018 Echezeaux @ £525 per 3 (limited)
93 points……”The 2018 Echezeaux Grand Cru wafts from the glass with an exotic bouquet of cassis and cherries complemented by nuances of incense, burning embers, dark chocolate and rich loamy soil. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, rich and enveloping, with fine concentration, ripe acids and a long, elegantly vanillin-inflected finish. This is a relatively new bottling for Boillot that debuted in the 2017 vintage.“- William Kelley, The Wine Advocate.
Wines are due in 6-8 weeks. Payment on Invoice. Let me know what is of interest and I will confirm. E & OE.
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