House Party (Chicago, IL): I thought from the colour that I ought to be worried. A heavily sulphured nose, with some waxy and fat yellow fruit in the background. Without a doubt, this is super ripe. The palate does seem a bit advanced with a somewhat bulbous amount of ripe fruit -- or is that just the overrated 2002 vintage showing its character? The oak treatment shows here, though thankfully there's not much toast. Still, there's a fair bit of acid, and the gangly bits about this wine may simply be due to my popping and pouring it. We'll see where this goes with some air.
From a magnum, it is drinkable although it may not be at its peak. Very welcoming citrus, mineral and honey nose. Well balanced, structured, powerful and long lasting taste. Looking forward to open the next bottle soon.
HDH Auction Notes (Tru - Chicago, IL): An incredibly fine example of Boillot's Perrières. Lots of intensity on the nose with flint, melon, pear, and smoke. The palate was crisp, refreshing and complex. Deep and layered, this had dense lemon, and lime tones. Off the charts, and continues to build the case that Boillot's wines show well in their adolescence.
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