To begin with, a few words on the 2017 Burgundy vintage from respected wine critic Clive Coates: “Firstly, this is an ample vintage. Secondly, 2017 continues the recent run of high quality vintages, and looks even better than 2016 and 2015….The vintage began early, in the first days of September, and the weather then proceeded to change. It was a lot colder and also wetter in September, but the fruit was ripe, concentrated and healthy and no one had to rush to harvest… One of the features of 2017 has been that, even in June, the nights have been cool. So acidities are refreshingly high. This promises well for the quality of the white wines, some of which in many vintages recently have lacked a little of the essential bite.”
As always, we’re pleased to announce our newest collection of Henri Boillot wines. Boillot is, of course, one of the premier producers in the world. His family has been making wine in Burgundy since the early 1900s. Boillot typically produces 11 different wines under his “Domaine Henri Boillot” which, significantly, includes a rare monopole Premier Cru Puligny-Montrachet – Clos de la Mouchère. Of course, Boillot is equally famous for his exceptional negociant wines, which include an additional 13 whites and 6 red. Quite an amazing production!
In his recent report on the 2017 Burgundy vintage, wine critic Stephen Tanzer mentions that Boillot is always the first to pick on the Montrachet slopes, writing: “The combination of small production and early harvest comes from a desire to retain vibrancy and energy in the wines over and above riper styles of Chardonnay found elsewhere in the Côte de Beaune. This mineral-driven, understated yet explosive style has paid off again.”
The additional work, talent and expertise of Henri’s son, Guillaume, who now manages the production of the red wines, have made this label a sure bet for complete enjoyment and refinement. We recently had the opportunity to taste several Puligny Premier Crus from the 2009 and 2010 vintages. The freshness and raciness of these wines were unparalleled. No premox here!
So the end result is clear — fresh, healthy, ripe and concentrated grapes. The 2017 vintage, particularly in the hands of a master like Boillot, will be extraordinary. Our 2017 allocation will arrive in early March. We advise you to order quickly, as these wines go fast! Write [email protected] or call 850-687-1370.
2017 HENRI BOILLOT REDS
Bourgogne Pinot Noir. $23.99. 60 bottles available.
Volnay Village. $48.99. 24 bottles.
Volnay 1er Cru Les Chevrets. 76.99. 48 bottles.
Volnay 1er Cru Les Fremiets. $76.99. 48 bottles.
Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets. $89.99. 57 bottles.
Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens. $89.99. 18 bottles.
Clos Vougeot Grand Cru. $139.99. 27 bottles
Latricieres Chambertin Grand Cru. $174.99. 14 bottles.
Echezeaux Grand Cru. $179.99. 24 bottles.
Bonnes Mares Grand Cru. $234.99. 20 bottles.
2017 HENRI BOILLOT WHITES
Bourgogne Blanc. $23.99. 240+ bottles available.
Meursault Village. $48.99. 100+ bottles.
Meursault 1er Cru Poruzots. $76.99. 24 bottles.
Meursault 1er Cru Charmes. $69.99. 48 bottles
Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevrières. $99.99. 24 bottles.
Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières. $106.99. 12 bottles.
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles. $99.99. 27 bottles.
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets. $99.99. 15 bottles.
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrières. $95.99. 36 bottles.
Puligy-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes. $99.99. 15 bottles.
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchère. $99.99. 120+ bottles.
Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru. $159.99. 44 bottles.
Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru $254.99. 5 bottles.
Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru. $419.99. 9 bottles.
Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru. $531.99. 2 bottles.
Montrachet Grand Cru. $679.99. 2 bottles.
A toast to Henri & Guillaume and our thanks for these fabulous wines!