2011 Meursault Les Charmes Henri Boillot

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Average critic rating : 93.0 points



Things get much more serious with the 2011 Meursault Les Charmes, which is a huge step up from the preceding wines in this lineup of Meursaults. It boasts stunning richness, density and minerality, all while remaining relatively light on its feet. There is weightlessness and textural polish to the Charmes that is simply remarkable. This is a gorgeous showing from Henri Boillot. Anticipated maturity: 2014+. ||(Not yet released)||Henri Boillot recently finished his move to a new modern cellar in Champ Lins, one of the industrial sections of Meursault. Boillot describes his 2011s as having a bit more richness and better balance of fruit and acidity than the 2010s. Based on what I tasted, it’s hard to argue that point. Boillot seems to be one case where the 2011s have the potential to be better across the board than the 2010s. As is often the case here, the village wines are particularly strong. eRobertParker.com.August, 2012

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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