2014 Bienvenues Batard Montrachet Henri Boillot

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Average critic rating : 94.5 points



Ripe peach, clove and hazelnut on the very fresh nose. Strong acidity gives precision and lift to the very pure flavors of orange oil, stone fruits, flowers and minerals. Really remarkably penetrating and weightless for young Batard. Finishes with a whiplash of flavor and terrific building length. Boillot bought this parcel of fast-ripening vines in 2011 and told me he has made the wine differently since then. "It's not a heavy Batard," he summarized. Sep 2016, www.vinous.com, Drink 2022-2033



Expressive nose of blossom, honey suckle, baked lemon and butterscotch. The palate is fresh and vibrant with less richness than expected - this is more of an elegant and understated style. Fine acidity is seamlessly fused with crushed stones, citrus oils and salted caramel. Precise and stylistically mindful of the "less is more" approach.Dec 2015

Since taking full control of the family estate, Domaine Jean Boillot, in 2005, winemaker Henri Boillot has become renowned for the sheer quality of his wines, made using vines which are more than 60 years old. He renamed the estate Domaine Henri Boillot soon after taking it over to eliminate confusion with his brother’s estate, Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot.Boillot’s negociant arm, Maison Henri Boillot, is a benchmark producer of French estate wines which are outstanding examples of some of the Cote d-Or's most prestigious crus. From village-style Meursaults to Le Montrachet, Boillot’s wines have an intense minerality and are structured, linear and ageworthy. Although Henri does not own the vineyards from which his grapes are sourced, he farms them as meticulously as his own and uses the same methods to make the wines.

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