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Henri Boillot Batard Montrachet 2012, 750mL (BH94, VN94-96, ST93-95) from The BPW - Merchants of rare and fine wines.

Henri Boillot Batard Montrachet

750mL

Vintage: 2012
Region: France--Burgundy--White
Appellation: Cote de Beaune

BH94, VN94-96, ST93-95
Rated 94 points by the Burghound: `(one contiguous parcel measuring about .24 ha is spread evenly between Chassagne and Puligny). There is an interesting hint of petrol to the otherwise more typical aromas of floral and dried white and yellow orchard fruit aromas that display spicy top notes. As one might reasonably expect this is substantially bigger and richer than any of the preceding wines in the range with excellent concentration as the dry extract does an excellent job of both imparting a seductive mouth feel as well as buffering the moderately firm acid spine that shapes the hugely long finish. This is terrific with outstanding power yet perfect balance. One to carefully consider as this is a beauty.` -- Allen Meadows in Burghound Issue #55More information about this producer: `I have been visiting Henri Boillot for more than 15 years now and it seems that with each passing vintage when I discuss with him which of the `big three` communes performed the best two things are increasingly clear: the first is that he always believes that Puligny has outperformed Meursault and Chassagne and the second is that he is becoming increasingly disenchanted with the quality that he finds in Chassagne. This dissatisfaction is evident as he has progressively decreased his offerings from Chassagne. When I inquired about the relative performance in 2012 Boillot announced, somewhat tongue in cheek, that Puligny had outperformed Meursault. When I asked about Chassagne he simply said that I can`t tell you as I bought nothing at all except from Criots. As to the 2012 vintage Boillot observed that `Puligny rarely ever is hit by hail but in Volnay it seems to hail every other vintage as of late. So when Puligny was hit by hail in 2012 it was a big advantage to know how to sort out the hail-damaged berries because that was critical to producing top flight wine. Furthermore because of the very low yields due to the poor flowering, frost and hail, the fruit was quite ripe. As such you had to be very exact with your harvest dates because I abhor flabby whites. In fact in 2012 I did zero lees stirring as the wines were naturally rich, pure and precise so that last thing I wanted to do was to inadvertently detract from this by adding even more richness. I like this vintage a lot as it should give pleasure young but age well too.` Please see Maison Henri Boillot below for reviews of his negociant wines. Note that all of the Boillot 2012s from both the domaine and maison were bottled in December 2013.`


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Henri Boillot Batard Montrachet

750mL

Vintage: 2012
Region: France--Burgundy--White
Appellation: Cote de Beaune

BH94, VN94-96, ST93-95
Rated 94 points by the Burghound: `(one contiguous parcel measuring about .24 ha is spread evenly between Chassagne and Puligny). There is an interesting hint of petrol to the otherwise more typical aromas of floral and dried white and yellow orchard fruit aromas that display spicy top notes. As one might reasonably expect this is substantially bigger and richer than any of the preceding wines in the range with excellent concentration as the dry extract does an excellent job of both imparting a seductive mouth feel as well as buffering the moderately firm acid spine that shapes the hugely long finish. This is terrific with outstanding power yet perfect balance. One to carefully consider as this is a beauty.` -- Allen Meadows in Burghound Issue #55More information about this producer: `I have been visiting Henri Boillot for more than 15 years now and it seems that with each passing vintage when I discuss with him which of the `big three` communes performed the best two things are increasingly clear: the first is that he always believes that Puligny has outperformed Meursault and Chassagne and the second is that he is becoming increasingly disenchanted with the quality that he finds in Chassagne. This dissatisfaction is evident as he has progressively decreased his offerings from Chassagne. When I inquired about the relative performance in 2012 Boillot announced, somewhat tongue in cheek, that Puligny had outperformed Meursault. When I asked about Chassagne he simply said that I can`t tell you as I bought nothing at all except from Criots. As to the 2012 vintage Boillot observed that `Puligny rarely ever is hit by hail but in Volnay it seems to hail every other vintage as of late. So when Puligny was hit by hail in 2012 it was a big advantage to know how to sort out the hail-damaged berries because that was critical to producing top flight wine. Furthermore because of the very low yields due to the poor flowering, frost and hail, the fruit was quite ripe. As such you had to be very exact with your harvest dates because I abhor flabby whites. In fact in 2012 I did zero lees stirring as the wines were naturally rich, pure and precise so that last thing I wanted to do was to inadvertently detract from this by adding even more richness. I like this vintage a lot as it should give pleasure young but age well too.` Please see Maison Henri Boillot below for reviews of his negociant wines. Note that all of the Boillot 2012s from both the domaine and maison were bottled in December 2013.`


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