Henri Boillot

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Henri Boillot: The Importance

“He has arguably become the finest pure négoce specializing in white burgundy today; yes there are other very fine négociants but the huge majority of them are really domaines hidden inside a "maison" facade that buy in fruit or must to supplement their proprietary wines. And to have done it with the speed that Boillot has is nothing other than spectacular.” Allen Meadows’ judgement here is in fact representative of most critics’ attitude to Henri Boillot’s remarkable wines, and it sums up the attitude to Boillot shared by those in the know. In recent vintages the wines have also gathered superlative reviews from Neil Martin, Steven Tanzer and Antonio Galloni, the latter observing that “a number of the more modestly priced wines far exceed the quality of their respective appellations,” reflecting the perfectionist approach of their maker.

 
Henri Boillot: The Insight

 

The stars of the show are the Montrachet, Bâtard-Montrachet and Chevalier-Montrachet Grands Crus. Some of the plots are Henri’s own proprietary ones, while others are leased from growers, but perhaps more than any other négociant, Henri Boillot is proud to regard his leased vines just the same as his own and he spares no expense on their maintenance. The top sites here, particularly the vines based on the Puligny side of the appellation, and indeed the Puligny-Montrachet AC itself, have gone from strength to strength in Boillot’s hands, receiving unanimous approval from all the major critics in every vintage. Further down the Côte de Beaune, Boillot has had spectacular results making Meursault and Corton Grands Crus.

 

Like many great white Burgundy makers, Boillot also makes outstandingly good wines in the Côte-de-Beaune villages traditionally devoted to the Pinot Noir grape: Pommard and Volnay. These wines show distinctive red fruit and offer excellent expressions at the Village level, while the Volnay Premier Cru Les Caillerets and Pommard Premier Cru Les Rugiens stand head and shoulders above the rest, rivalling top producers such as the Marquis d’Angerville and Michel Lafarge.

 

As mentioned above, most critics are seriously enthusiastic about all of Boillot’s production, and Galloni is not alone in finding that “the entry-level wines in particular offer fabulous value.” Even the Bourgogne Blanc receives much the same treatment as the top Premier Crus, that is to say an extended barrel maturation on healthy lees (but no stirring), albeit in a lesser proportion of new oak. Typically Boillot uses 350 litre barrels for the overwhelming majority of his wines and about 50% percent of the wood is new for his Premier Crus.

 
Henri Boillot: The Background

 

On taking full control of the family estate, Domaine Jean Boillot, in 2005, winemaker Henri Boillot became renowned for the sheer quality of his wines in record time, using a multitude of excellent parcels, with vines often 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.

 

Henri Boillot's son Guillaume is now overseeing the production of the reds. According to Allen Meadows, “the younger Boillot … is already displaying an unusually sure touch for someone so young.”

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2017 Bourgogne Blanc Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2017 Bourgogne Blanc Burgundy

£241.00
£241.00
£241.00

2017 Corton Charlemagne Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2017 Corton Charlemagne Burgundy

£1,585.00
£795.00
£396.00
£134.00

2017 Volnay Les Chevret Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2017 Volnay Les Chevret Burgundy

£885.00
£885.00
£443.00

2017 Bourgogne Rouge Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2017 Bourgogne Rouge Burgundy

£236.00
£236.00

2017 Volnay Fremiers Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2017 Volnay Fremiers Burgundy

£885.00
£885.00

2017 Puligny Montrachet Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2017 Puligny Montrachet Burgundy

£565.00
£565.00
£283.00

2017 Batard Montrachet Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2017 Batard Montrachet Burgundy

£6,168.00
£3,084.00
£1,542.00
£514.00

2017 Chambertin Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2017 Chambertin Burgundy

£2,403.00
£202.00

2017 Volnay Fremiets Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2017 Volnay Fremiets Burgundy

£704.00
£353.00

2017 Puligny Montrachet Les Pucelles Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2017 Puligny Montrachet Les Pucelles Burgundy

£1,233.00
£1,233.00
£616.00
£309.00

2017 Le Montrachet Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2017 Le Montrachet Burgundy

£8,276.00
£689.00

2017 Puligny Montrachet Clos de la Mouchere Boillot; Henri Burgundy

95.0

2017 Puligny Montrachet Clos de la Mouchere Burgundy

95.0
£1,019.00
£1,019.00
£509.00
NEW
Duty Paid £509.00

2017 Pommard Les Rugiens Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2017 Pommard Les Rugiens Burgundy

£776.00
£776.00
£386.00

2017 Clos Vougeot Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2017 Clos Vougeot Burgundy

£1,385.00
£346.00
£118.00

2017 Bonnes Mares Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2017 Bonnes Mares Burgundy

£3,194.00
£3,194.00
£801.00
£267.00

2017 Meursault Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2017 Meursault Burgundy

£495.00
£495.00
£248.00
£248.00
£44.00

2016 Corton Charlemagne Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2016 Corton Charlemagne Burgundy

£2,026.00
£2,026.00
£1,014.00
£507.00
£171.00

2016 Bourgogne Rouge Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2016 Bourgogne Rouge Burgundy

£267.00
£267.00
£135.00

2016 Pommard Les Rugiens Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2016 Pommard Les Rugiens Burgundy

£802.00
£802.00
£399.00

2016 Meursault Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2016 Meursault Burgundy

£512.00
£512.00
£257.00
£46.00

2016 Volnay Caillerets Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2016 Volnay Caillerets Burgundy

£1,218.00
£1,218.00
£609.00
£104.00

2016 Puligny Montrachet Clos de la Mouchere Boillot; Henri Burgundy

94.0

2016 Puligny Montrachet Clos de la Mouchere Burgundy

94.0
£1,079.00
£1,079.00
£92.00

2016 Bourgogne Blanc Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2016 Bourgogne Blanc Burgundy

£195.00
£195.00
£99.00
£195.00

2016 Clos Vougeot Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2016 Clos Vougeot Burgundy

£1,579.00
£1,579.00
£792.00
£394.00
£134.00

2016 Meursault Poruzot Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2016 Meursault Poruzot Burgundy

£755.00
£755.00
£378.00
£66.00

2016 Meursault Les Perrieres Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2016 Meursault Les Perrieres Burgundy

£1,333.00
£1,333.00
£665.00
£113.00

2016 Meursault Charmes Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2016 Meursault Charmes Burgundy

£737.00
£369.00
£64.00

2016 Puligny Montrachet Les Combettes Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2016 Puligny Montrachet Les Combettes Burgundy

£824.00
£412.00

2016 Puligny Montrachet Les Pucelles Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2016 Puligny Montrachet Les Pucelles Burgundy

£1,117.00
£1,117.00
£558.00

2016 Batard Montrachet Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2016 Batard Montrachet Burgundy

£4,713.00
£4,713.00
£2,357.00
£1,178.00
£392.00

2016 Chambertin Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2016 Chambertin Burgundy

£3,028.00
£755.00
£253.00

2016 Bonnes Mares Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2016 Bonnes Mares Burgundy

£2,629.00
£2,629.00
£656.00

2016 Volnay Fremiets Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2016 Volnay Fremiets Burgundy

£665.00
£665.00
£333.00
£58.00

2016 Volnay Les Chevret Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2016 Volnay Les Chevret Burgundy

£1,064.00
£1,064.00
£532.00
£91.00

2016 Puligny Montrachet Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2016 Puligny Montrachet Burgundy

£480.00
£480.00
£241.00
£43.00

2016 Meursault Les Charmes Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2016 Meursault Les Charmes Burgundy

£764.00
£764.00

2016 Le Montrachet Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2016 Le Montrachet Burgundy

£9,573.00
£2,393.00
£797.00

2016 Chevalier Montrachet Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2016 Chevalier Montrachet Burgundy

£7,453.00
£621.00

2016 Puligny Montrachet Les Perrieres Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2016 Puligny Montrachet Les Perrieres Burgundy

£900.00
£78.00

2015 Volnay Les Chevret Boillot; Henri Burgundy

91.0

2015 Volnay Les Chevret Burgundy

91.0
£901.00
£901.00

2015 Volnay Fremiets Boillot; Henri Burgundy

92.0

2015 Volnay Fremiets Burgundy

92.0
£845.00
£845.00

2015 Volnay Boillot; Henri Burgundy

88.0

2015 Volnay Burgundy

88.0
£524.00
£524.00

2015 St Aubin Boillot; Henri Burgundy

88.5

2015 St Aubin Burgundy

88.5
£353.00
£353.00

2015 Batard Montrachet Boillot; Henri Burgundy

94.0

2015 Batard Montrachet Burgundy

94.0
£4,359.00
£4,359.00

2015 Bourgogne Blanc Boillot; Henri Burgundy

2015 Bourgogne Blanc Burgundy

£243.00
£243.00

2015 Corton Charlemagne Boillot; Henri Burgundy

94.0

2015 Corton Charlemagne Burgundy

94.0
£1,650.00
£1,650.00

2015 Meursault Genevrieres Boillot; Henri Burgundy

92.0

2015 Meursault Genevrieres Burgundy

92.0
£959.00
£959.00

2015 Meursault Charmes Boillot; Henri Burgundy

92.5

2015 Meursault Charmes Burgundy

92.5
£898.00
£898.00

2015 Meursault Boillot; Henri Burgundy

89.25

2015 Meursault Burgundy

89.25
£490.00
£490.00
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