Middels dyp strågul - Mye er skjedd ii løpet av en uke under kork: intens duft med sjøtoner/lavvann, et fint flintpreg, sitrus og blomster. Like intens på smak, meget rik og mineralsk, en liten kraftpakke med stor frukt, superb syrlighet og minuttlang ettersmak. Strålende vin som altså trenger mye luft, og som garantert vil vinne på noen flere år i kjelleren.
Half bottle. Purchased in Burgundy in 2011. Excellent white vintage, the 2008. Lemon veering towards gold color. Nose needs coaxing, but with air yields subtle pear, just ripe white peach, hay field, light touch of oak derivation (light vanilla), and green and red apple aromas. High acidity, balanced with creamy texture. Bright with more green and red apple but even more pronounced lime and lemon peel flavors. Complex. Full bodied and fresh with a lingering long finish. Evolution in full bottle must be slower by comparison, but this was quite delicious shared among three for dinner and ... gone quite quickly. Should have bought more of this!
Tight with white florals and minerality. Develops a fresh and minty character as it opens. White stone fruit. Searing acidity and salinity (which has drinkers thinking Chablis and Grand Cru). Showing the 08 power with great a backbone of acidity but with enough fruit to match. On the second day, this has softened very lightly. Great potential.
Some smoky mineral reduction greets the nose then she's all pure white peach. It is fresh and dense in the mouth with a chalky base upon which citrus and peach fruits play. It has plenty of dry extract to the finish and is chewy and very long in the mouth. Great stuff.
Beyond a doubt, the most shut down, closed-for-business white wine I've ever experienced. On day 2 it was revealing nothing. SFA. I'm staying away from this batch for another year or 5
slight amendment. the last glass (of a bottle already opened for 24 hrs+) reveals a hint of what might come. imagine a cool fresh breeze blowing through an underwater cave. impressive. very happy to have another 11 bottles to play with
Light in colour, flowers, lemon on the nose. Light on the palate, very young, intense flavours, lots of acidity, very long finish. Softened a little over the course of 30 minutes or so. Should have decanted this.
Casual dinner at Home: Quite a bit of sulphur on the nose at first but that blew off after some time in the glass (again this should be have been decanted). Nose shows more obvious oak whereas the the palate has the perfect framing of wood. Loads of ripe yet crisp citrus notes with bright acids and great minerality. This was quite youthful but very enjoyable. Drink or hold. Excellent. 91+
Pop and pour. Great, but certainly not epic. Great acidity, and probably drank it 3-4 years too young. Clean oak application, pears, spicy notes, and a very refreshing beverage with seared sea scallops. Love it, but not worth $80. Update: after an hour of air this got a lot better. Sulfur blew off, fruit came to the forefront, and acid is still making this super fresh. Give it 5 years and I bet this will be a 93-94 pointer. Update: 2 hours later, changed completely. Had great pear, spice, and a really high "delicious factor". Came into balance with the acidity, oak, and fruit, and NO HARD EDGES... Awesome. 93+ Still, too $$.
Seriously good wine that drinks like a very good Grand Cru. It has some smoky minerals, pure white peach, flint and aniseed to the aroma. It is rich and sappy in the mouth, dripping with orchard fruits but is in no means heavy. There’s a core of cool rock minerality and the wine has great balance and outstanding length.
On dirait que les vins de Boillot ne viennent pas me chercher à l'exception du Charmes-Chambertin grand cru 2008 dégusté plus tôt cette année. Beaucoup de bois au nez et la bouche présente une matière riche et grasse mais sans trop de complexité....j'aurais pu le confondre avec un californien végétarien !
Tasted at a mates bar (Geralds Bar) in Melbourne. This is a serious bottle. Brilliant fruit depth and concentration with a lively and energetic backbone of tingly Puligny acid. The oak is a little obvious, but melds quickly in to the wine and provides support to the hefty layers of fruit. The finish is very long and powerfully intense with a final mineral snap. Fantastic stuff.
Alcohol :: 13.5% The nose is pretty good but still rather tight with lots of oak, creamy vanilla tones up front that masked the underlying chrysanthemum aromas and ripe melon. Very acidic entry, rich palate offered lots of green apple with creamy, persistent finish with alcohol heat. The palate has loose the tension and the elegance, clean style of Boillot and this tasted quite advanced that suggested it may be pre-mox and the alcohol heat link me to the bottle might gone through some heat. I would not say this is flaw as I do not have enough experience with this wine. Buy - Re taste is needed.
A Spätlese Blind Tasting (Fatty Weng): Pale straw. True to Boillot's style, this was a quintessential Puligny with flowers and yellow fruits with plenty of punchiness though unsurprisingly this was in a awkward phase now with the oak not integrated and acidity poking out. However, I am particularly impressed by the tongue-staining persistence from mid-palate to finish which I think is what BH described as "fans out like a peacock's tail". This had a lot of distinctiveness and persistence at the moment but I hope the grace will emerge with time.
Makes a very nice first impression with faint minerally and toasty notes accenting rich pear, peach and grapefruit flavours with nice acidity beneath, but after a few sips it starts to feel a little awkward and warm on the back end (despite showing only 13.5% alcohol). Pleasant though not particularly interesting.