2020 Burgundy: Henri Boillot ‘continues to make stunning wines’ – Allen Meadows

2020 Burgundy

Henri Boillot ‘continues to make stunning wines’
 – Allen Meadows

Burgundy’s Henri and Guillaume Boillot have built an extraordinary reputation in a short space of time – it’s been thrilling to watch the rise of this superstar domaine. The quality of their 2020 whites is extremely high, and ‘the best almost shimmer with mineralité,’ notes Neal Martin.

The classically styled and remarkably fresh 2020s remind Guillaume of the 2014 vintage. Don’t miss their Bourgogne Chardonnay – ‘one of the year's best value wines’, according to Decanter, or their 96-point Grand Crus – Corton-Charlemagne and Bâtard-Montrachet. Their Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes has focused power with a ‘hugely long finale’, writes Allen Meadows of Burghound, and the Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevrières is seriously elegant and floral, but would need at least five years of patience to uncoil.

2020 Burgundy: Henri Boillot ‘continues to make stunning wines’ – Allen Meadows

Their Pinot Noirs saw low yields in 2020. Drier conditions concentrated the sugars and acidity, producing succulent, vivid wines. Boillot’s 2020 Bourgogne Pinot Noir is ‘a very fine Bourgogne and worth checking out’, says Meadows. The very best reminds Jasper Morris MW of 2005 – ‘These are wines with immense ageing potential.’ Whilst their Volnays always shine, Neal Martin feels that ‘Pommard is one to look out for’ in 2020.

2020 Burgundy: Henri Boillot ‘continues to make stunning wines’ – Allen Meadows

‘As the comments and ratings confirm, I was, as usual, impressed with the Boillot 2020s,’ says Meadows. We couldn’t agree more! See the entire selection here.

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