2011 Chambertin Henri Boillot

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Average critic rating : 92.5 points



Somewhat counterintuitively this possesses riper fruit with distinct sauvage notes to the humus and mineral-inflected, brooding and very cool wild dark berry fruit aromas. There is excellent power to the driving and highly energetic, stony and robust flavors that display impressive mid-palate concentration, all wrapped in an austere, explosive and strikingly long finish. This is a serious wine but then again, isn't Chambertin virtually always serious in its youth? Tasted: Apr 15, 2013. Drink: 2026+



Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. Among eight Chambertin 2011s tasted blind, Henri Boillot’s has the most opulent and showy bouquet with lavish red cherries, kirsch, orange peel and rose petal scents that all want attention…now. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins, quite high acidity with an edgy, almost brittle finish. Still, there is fine persistency here with tangy marmalade and minerals lingering on the aftertaste. eRobertParker.com.November, 2014

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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