Henri Boillot Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Burgundy
R10,950
In stock
(Only 2 left)
95+
WA
Tasting notes:
‘The 2018 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru is showing brilliantly, unwinding in the glass with aromas of crisp orchard fruit, honeycomb, white flowers, orange oil and wheat toast. On the palate, it’s fullbodied, ample and muscular, with lively acids and an impressively structured, introverted profile for the vintage, concluding with a long, saline finish. 2025 – 2050.’ – William Kelley, Wine Advocate, 95+/100

‘One contiguous parcel measuring about .24 ha is spread evenly between Chassagne and Puligny; Boillot calls it his Bâtard du Milieu! Here too there is a whiff of matchstick character present on the white peach, pear and floral scents where there is a hint of spice. The big-bodied, dense and powerful but sleek flavors are a bit more tightly wound on the sappy, mouth coating and citrusy finish that exhibits a refreshing salinity. This is also terrific and as examples of typically Bâtard go, this is admirably refined with excellent aging potential. 2030+.’ – Allen Meadows, Burghound, 94/100

About Domaine Henri Boillot:
Based in Meursault, between the villages of Puligny-Montrachet and Volnay, Henri Boillot is at the epicentre of great winemaking. The Boillots have been tending vines and making wines since 1885. Henri joined in 1975, bought out his siblings in 2005 and his son, Guillaume, joined in 2008. It totals 19 hectares, with roughly equal surfaces of red and white. Included herein, is 4 hectares of the famous Monopole vineyard of Clos de la Mouchère which has developed a cult following.

In a very short space of time, they’ve built an extraordinary reputation for the sheer quality of their Burgundy wines, it is no surprise that Allen Meadows thinks this superstar producer ‘has arguably become the finest pure négoce specializing in white Burgundy today’.

‘Henri Boillot is often quoted as the best white wine négociant in Burgundy and there is no quality difference between his négociant and domaine wines. His son Guillaume is now in charge of the reds, which have seemingly become more elegant, pure and ethereal.’ – Roland Peens
More Information
Condition New
Blend information 100% Chardonnay
Drink to Long-term cellaring
Variety Chardonnay
Rating WA 95+
Producer information Based in Meursault, between the villages of Puligny-Montrachet and Volnay, Henri Boillot is at the epicentre of great winemaking. The Boillots have been tending vines and making wines since 1885. Henri joined in 1975, bought out his siblings in 2005 and his son, Guillaume, joined in 2008. It totals 19 hectares, with roughly equal surfaces of red and white. Included herein, is 4 hectares of the famous Monopole vineyard of Clos de la Mouchère which has developed a cult following. In a very short space of time, they've built an extraordinary reputation for the sheer quality of their Burgundy wines, it is no surprise that Allen Meadows thinks this superstar producer 'has arguably become the finest pure négoce specializing in white Burgundy today'.

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