2011 Pommard Les Rugiens Henri Boillot

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Average critic rating : 92.0 points



A brooding, introverted and cool nose of ripe and fresh liqueur of dark berries and wet stone nuances introduces detailed, ultra-intense and powerful large-scaled flavors that are supported by very firm yet relatively fine tannins before culminating in a classy and gorgeously complex finish. There is excellent size and weight and like the Caillerets, this is really very impressive. Tasted: Apr 15, 2013. Drink: 2023+



Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. The Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens ‘11 has a more oaky, broodier nose compared to its peers, slightly reduced, but with attractive tart red cherry and strawberry scents emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with a fleshy entry, a fine thread of acidity and a crisp acidic bite on the finish that lends tautness and linearity. This is modern in style and very well crafted. 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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