2006 Puligny Montrachet Les Caillerets Henri Boillot

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Average critic rating : 91.5 points



From relatively young vines, the Boillot 2006 Puligny-Montrachet Les Caillerets smells of musky narcissus and sharp fresh lemon. Bright and high-toned, with a chalky mineral sense on the palate, this spare, bright wine penetrates with rapier sharpness and intensity, though it's anything but charming, and evinces a bit of finishing warmth. My suspicion is that I caught up with it on an uncooperative day. But even so, the987 focus and concentration here are formidable, and I suspect this should repay at least 6-8 years in the cellar. ||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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