Wednesday 31 August 2016

A 2007 Henri Boillot Vertical & Some Additional Rieslings

S invited to a vertical of Boillot - how could I refuse!? :-)
We knew that the theme was 2007, other than that the Boillot were tasted blind. The other wines tasted double blind.

2015 Riesling Von Der Fels, Keller
Some young, fresh Riesling started the evening. The nose is cool and elegant with notes of lemon peel, white peach, spices and some flinty aromas. Focused and fine.
The taste is young and spicy with notes of grey pears, grass, peach and minerals. A touch of matchbox in the long finish. Excellent acidity. Will turn out great.
91p   (tasted 2016/08)

2007 Puligny-Montrachet, Henri Boillot
The village P-M started the line up, with a fine, creamy nose with notes of yellow apples, melon and smoke. Very good. There are some green notes here and there. Still young.
The taste is tight and fine with notes of melon, lemon cream and some dried apricots. A medium long, balanced finish. Very, very good. Could/should still be cellared.
89p   (tasted 2016/08)

2007 Meursault Genevriéres, Domaine Henri Boillot
The only Meursault shows a big, smoky nose with notes of warm gravel, ripe yellow fruits, summer flowers and a hint of roasted nuts. Very, very good. A fine purity, like newly washed clothes, drying in the wind.
The taste is tight and concentrated with notes of candied lemon, ripe melon, spices and lots of sweet minerals. A hint of oak in the finish, which is long and structured. A hint of grapefruit bitterness. This is good!
92p   (tasted 2016/08)

2007 Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières, Henri Boillot
A forward, intense nose with notes of grilled lemons, almond paste, dried flowers and pine nuts. Rich and handsome. Dried flowers after some time in the glass.
The taste is seedy and warm with notes of lemon cream, matchbox, warm grass and chalk. Very long and broad. A fine warmth. There is lots going on here and it is goood!
93p   (tasted 2016/08)

2007 Puligny-Montrachet Clos de la Mouchere, Domaine Henri Boillot
One of my all time favourites, going back to the mid eighties, is showing fine on this night. The nose is spicy and rich with notes of ripe lemons, warm sand, dry fudge and smoke. Very deep and fine.
The taste is stony and intense with notes of grilled lemons, summer flowers, minerals and a fine weighty feeling in the long, long finish. Me like!
93p   (tasted 2016/08)

2007 Puligny-Montrachet Les Caillerets, Henri Boillot
The Caillerets is a masterpiece. The nose is deep and refined with stunning notes of ripe melon, candied lemon peel, cucumber and rich clay. Powerful yet light on its feet. Really fine.
The taste is tight, focused and precise with notes of grilled lemons, clay, some nutty aromas and lots of summer flowers. Long, long, long. Beautifully crafted. Still young.
96p   (tasted 2016/08)

2007 Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles, Domaine Henri Boillot
This doesn´t hold the class of the others, and there are guesses of another origin than Burgundy. The nose is big and a bit clumpsy with notes of warm grass, soap, toasted bread and bakelite. Warm. Medium deep. Good but not more.
The taste is big and warm with notes of apricots, warm grass, earth and butter cookies. Long and warm. Doesn´t have the finesse of the others, although its not a bad drink.
85p   (tasted 2016/8)

2008 Puligny-Montrachet Clos de la Mouchere, Domaine Henri Boillot
This was opened as an encore, after we finished the flight. The nose is cool and creamy with notes of smoke, ripe lemons, cold butter and matchbox. Very refined. Very young. A really fine after-the-rain kind of scent. This is going places.
The taste is seamless and spicy with notes of grilled lemons, grass, star fruit and smoke. Long. long and rewarding, with a high acidity. More complete than the 07. A truly great wine in the making.
95p   (tasted 2016/08)

2015 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett, Schloss Lieser
To wind us down, some Riesling´s were poured. This Kabinett has a light, fresh nose with notes of pears, earth, basil and mineral. A bit ascetic, but very good.
The taste is seedy and tight with notes of grapefruit, lime and minerals. A very high acidity. Needs time. Very, very pure.
89p   (tasted 2016/08)

2004 Schlossböckelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Spätlese, Dönnhoff
A deep, medium dry, intense nose with notes of ripe peach, diesel oil and earth. Very pure and fine. Some apricots after a while. Racy. Very, very good.
The taste has entered maturity with fine notes of grey pears, lemon juice, minerals and grass. A long, long, aristocratic finish with a fine cleansing acidity. Really fine.
93p   (tasted 2016/08)

2001 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese, Joh. Jos. Prüm
A deep, gorgeous, ethereal nose with notes of candied lemons, elderberries, smoke, grey pears and spices. A touch of maturity. Very, very deep. Just stunning.
The taste is brilliant with purity and freshness, with notes of ripe pears, moist earth, sage, spices and a hint of petrol. A one minute long finish and a racy acidity. Has just entered the first stages of maturity, this will go on forever. Glad I have some.
95p   (tasted 2016/08)

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