2017 Domaine Henri Boillot Meursault Les Poruzots 1er Cru

Year: 2017
Appellation: Cote de Beaune
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 91-93
Vinous Media: 90-92
Burghound: 92
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
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"Boillot's 2017 Meursault 1er Cru Les Poruzots reveals attractive aromas of ripe green apple, Meyer lemon, white flowers and almond paste. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and layered and pure, with more concentration, cut and structure than the Charmes this year.

Guillaume Boillot has now joined father Henri as this 19-hectare enterprise, where domaine-grown grapes are supplemented by purchased fruit from prime sources along the Côte d'Or, Guillaume superintending the reds while Henri occupies himself with the whites. If this division of labor is as strictly adhered to in practice as it is on paper, it certainly seems to work very well, as Boillot's 2017 portfolio is unambiguously impressive. Many of this year's red wines were fermented in barrel, a labor-intensive practice that hasn't always convinced me, but there is no arguing with these gourmand and fleshy Pinot Noirs which display uncommon depth and intensity for the vintage, even when they hail from bought fruit. The whites—all of which are fermented and matured in larger, 350-liter barrels—are simply exceptional and worthy of a place on any shopping list: they will certainly be on my own! Guillaume Boillot told me that great attention is paid to dissolved oxygen levels at racking and bottling, and that he and his father take the problem of premature oxidation—by which they have been comparatively lightly affected—very seriously, an attitude that should reassure consumers. " (WA)

"Bright, light yellow. Subtle stone fruits, flowers and spices on the nose. Conveys a sweeter impression than the village Meursault, but also boasts lovely balancing acidity. This sappy, smooth, long wine finishes with saliva-inducing salinity to its flavors of fresh apricot and lemon zest." (VM)

"Here too there is a whiff of matchstick on the pink grapefruit, floral, green apple and lemon-lime nuances. The racy and impressively intense medium-bodied flavors possess excellent delineation while displaying fine power on the driving and youthfully austere finish. This is more elegant than Poruzots typically is and a wine that should age particularly well." (BH)