Henri Boillot

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.
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  1. HENRI BOILLOT BOURGOGNE BLANC 2017
    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 ... Learn More
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  2. HENRI BOILLOT MEURSAULT 2017
    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 ... Learn More
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    Allan Meadows
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  3. HENRI BOILLOT PULIGNY-MONTRACHET 2017
    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 ... Learn More
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    Allan Meadows
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  4. HENRI BOILLOT MEURSAULT 1ER CRU "LES PORUZOTS" 2017
    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 ... Learn More
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  5. HENRI BOILLOT PULIGNY MONTRACHET 1ER CRU CLOS DE LA MOUCHERE MONOPOLE 2017
    (from 60+ year old vines and the vineyard is a whopping 4 ha monopole within Perrières). A touch of mineral reduction can be found on the markedly floral-inflected nose of white peach, spice and discreet wood nuances. There is first-rate volume ... Learn More
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  6. HENRI BOILLOT PULIGNY MONTRACHET 1ER CRU LES PUCELLES 2017
    Classic Pucelles aromas of honeysuckle, acacia blossom, lavender and spice add depth to the range of yellow citrus fruit aromas. The gorgeously refined medium-bodied flavors possess a succulent mid-palate mouth feel that contrasts with the racy, citrusy and minty bone ... Learn More
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  7. HENRI BOILLOT CORTON CHARLEMAGNE GRAND CRU 2017
    (from Le Charlemagne). A distinctly smoky nose combines notes of green apple, white flower, spice and a hint of iodine. There is excellent density to the powerful and muscular broad-shouldered flavors that are blessed with so much dry extract that ... Learn More
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  8. HENRI BOILLOT PULIGNY MONTRACHET 1ER CRU CLOS DE LA MOUCHERE 2017 (MAGNUM)
    (from 60+ year old vines and the vineyard is a whopping 4 ha monopole within Perrières). A touch of mineral reduction can be found on the markedly floral-inflected nose of white peach, spice and discreet wood nuances. There is first-rate volume ... Learn More
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  9. HENRI BOILLOT BATARD MONTRACHET GRAND CRU 2017
    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 ... Learn More
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