2006 Le Montrachet Henri Boillot

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£527.00 DP

Average critic rating : 94.75 points



Like the Bâtard, this is incredibly backward and even more primary and if it doesn't sound like a contradiction in terms, this is subtly kaleidoscopic in its sheer aromatic breadth with a superb range of aromas and spice elements complementing the chewy, powerful and dense full-bodied flavors that have more dry extract than any wine in the Boillot line-up. This is a wonderfully muscular yet focused effort and one that is literally painful on the hugely long finish that like the Chevalier, doesn't seem to have an end. While this is bigger and richer than the Chevalier, it's not quite as refined. Fans of power, weight and size will likely prefer the Montrachet whereas fans of finesse and elegance the Chevalier. A high-class choice! (Jul 2008) www.burghound.com Drink 2014+



The Boillot 2006 Montrachet (from the Chassagne side) displays a musky, peachy, decadently floral nose; a subtly oily, deep, piquantly nutty, richly ripe yet at the same time brightly citric palate; and resonant finish. This enveloping wine should stand up to at least 6-8 years of bottle age, and may well develop more nuance along the way. But it is not on a level with the best grand crus in this collection, nor do I find it easy to imagining it achieving such heights. ||Henri Boillot's ambitious and burgeoning negociant arm is made up in large part of many small bottling lots, representing remarkably many of the Cote d-Or's most prestigious crus. -Precision and minerality- are words he offers to explain his intentions even in a vintage as ripe as 2006, and for the most part he walks the accompanying walk, with wines (largely assembled in tank) that showed more generously and expressively than did Boillot's estate wines on the same day. Wine Advocate.December, 2008

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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