Henri Boillot Meursault 1er Cru "Les Poruzots" 2017

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HBBB201713 UCAU
  • Based in Meursault, Domaine Henri Boillot is strategically placed between Puligny-Montrachet and Volnay
  • these two appellations that have become its specialty.
  • The domain has set itself a firm objective: to express, through its wines, the essence of the vines and their distinctive climates.
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    $225.01
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  • Allan Meadows
    92 points

Editors notes

Henri Boillot described 2017 as an “excellent vintage and potentially even a great one in white and a very good one in red provided that yields were kept reasonable, something not everyone respected. We chose to begin picking on the 25th of August and the fruit really could not have been much cleaner. Ripeness levels were good but not really high and thus the fruit preserved good acid levels. Stylistically, the 2017 whites make me think of 2014 with a bit more fat. This comparison is supported by the analytics as well as what we harvested in 2017 matches almost exactly the raw materials we obtained in 2014.” As the comments and ratings confirm, I was very impressed with the Boillot 2017s. - Allen Meadows, Burghound.

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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Apple
    • Lemon
    • Nectarine
  • Palate
    • Apple
    • Cream
    • Peach

Food Pairings

  • Cheese
  • Fish
  • Poultry

Critic Scores & reviews

  • Allan Meadows

    92
    "Here too there is a whiff of matchstick on the pink grapefruit, floral, green apple and lemon-lime nu- ances. The racy and impressively intense medium-bodied flavors possess excellent delineation while displaying fine power on the driving and youthfully austere finish. This is more elegant than Poruzots typically is and a wine that should age particularly well. Sweet spot!"

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Locations

France

Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.

Two concepts pivotal to the higher end French wines, in particular, are the idea of 'terroir' and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Terroir refers to the way the geography, geology and climate find their way into the glass, telling a story of the origin of the wine. The AOC was set up in 1935 and has the primary goal of protecting the authenticity of the wines and the livelihoods of the producers. Appellation rules strictly define which varieties of grapes and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or in some cases, like in Burgundy even specific vineyards.

Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)

The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled.

Burgundy

Burgundy is undoubtedly the home of the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnays in the world, where vineyards, or Domaines have been producing wines for over 2000 years. Burgundy is located in the North-east of France, an hours drive from Lyon and 2 hours from Paris. With over 100 appellations, or sub-regions (more than any other wine region) Burgundy is known for being the most terroir-oriented region in the World. The finest red wines of Burgundy are found in the Côte d'Or, a string of villages including Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey St Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Vosne-Romanée and Nuits-St Georges.

There are flavours present in great Burgundys that are the envy of Pinot Noir producers worldwide. The elusive peacocks tail finish that goes on and on, and the pretty-elegance backed by Burgundy muscle is the goal of winemakers around the globe. The main levels in the Burgundy classifications, in descending order of quality, are: Grand crus, Premier crus, village appellations, and finally regional appellations. For the Chablis wines, a similar hierarchy of Grand Cru, Premier Cru and Village wines is used, plus Petit Chablis as a level below Village Chablis.

About the brand Henri Boillot

Based in Meursault, Domaine Henri Boillot is strategically placed between Puligny-Montrachet and Volnay, the two appellations that have become its specialty. The domain has set itself a firm objective: to express, through its wines, the essence of the vines and their distinctive climates.

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