2017 Henri Boillot Meursault

SKU #1408614 89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2017 Meursault Village is a blend of superior lieux-dits including Narvaux, En la Barre, Limuzin and Clos du Cromin this year, and the resulting cuvée is lovely. Offering up aromas of pear, fresh peach, oatmeal and honeycomb, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and elegant, with juicy acids and lovely purity, accessible but endowed with all the energy and cut that are Boillot's declared objectives. (WK)  (1/2019)

88-91 points Vinous

 (the crop level here was a reasonable 40 hectoliters per hectare, according to Boillot): Pale, bright yellow. Fresh yellow peach and lime blossom on the very floral nose. Peachy and penetrating on the palate, a bit tart in a positive way. Boasts very good density and salty persistence. This is a sizable cuvée for Boillot, who now does all of the vineyard work in these 3.5 hectares. (ST)  (9/2018)

K&L Notes

91 points from Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy: "This cuvée comes from 2.5ha of rented vines from vineyards such as Limozin, Narvaux, Tillets and Durots. Pale lemon and lime, good crystalline energy here, yet there is still plenty of flesh at the back. Excellent long aftertaste. Medium bodied and very pure." (01/2019)


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By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/3/2019 | Send Email
A text book perfect Meursault - in its infancy right now, though quite delicious with primary notes of peaches, nectarines, and even a touch of honey surrounding its flinty core . It will age beautifully, and I would advise to put some bottles in the cellars for another 5 to 10 years.

By: Blake Conklin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/1/2019 | Send Email
I loved just how balanced this Meursault is. The oak and malo is quite present however neither are overbearing. This bottle is the White Burgundy for the California chard lover, and a fantastic wine for any consumer trying to branch out a little bit.

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Varietal:

Chardonnay

- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, Mâcon, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
Specific Appellation:

Meursault

- The town of Meursault is a prosperous village, with a Gothic town hall and narrow winding streets. It produces a small amount of red wine, but is justly famous for its whites. Although it has no Grand Cru vineyards, its Premiers Crus are justly famous, particularly Charmes, Poruzots, Perrières and Genevrières. A good Meursault has concentration, grip and backbone, in addition to its soft and rich fruit.