2011 Clos Vougeot Henri Boillot

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Average critic rating : 91.5 points



A very ripe nose offers up notes of plum, black pinot fruit, pungent earth and plenty of spice influence. There is a relatively refined mouth feel to the medium weight yet powerful flavors that possess outstanding power and punch on the long, balanced and only moderately austere finish. This will need plenty of cellar time but should very much be worth the wait. Tasted: Apr 15, 2013. Drink: 2023+



Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. Limpid garnet in colour, Henri Boillot’s Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru ‘11 has an inviting bouquet with lush red cherries, strawberry and cassis scents that are well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe and fleshy tannins, good acidity and a solid, slightly saline finish that augurs well for the future. 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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