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Henri Boillot Bonnes Mares -- 2011 (1.5L) 2011, 1.5L (BH94, ST93-96) from The BPW - Merchants of rare and fine wines.

Henri Boillot Bonnes Mares -- 2011 (1.5L)

1.5L

Vintage: 2011
Region: France--Burgundy--Red
Appellation: Chambolle Musigny, Cote de Nuits

BH94, ST93-96
Rated
94 points by the Burghound: `(from Chambolle fruit). A more deeply pitched
and somewhat less refined nose displays notes of plum, warm earth and humus
on the airy, cool and ripe dark pinot fruit aromas. There is a suave and very
round mouth feel to the distinctly mineral-driven big-bodied, powerful and
intense flavors that brim with dry extract. The tannins are quite firm yet
not at all rustic and this culminates in a long, complex, balanced and deep
finish that goes on and on. While it can’t quite match the aromatic fireworks
of the Clos de Beze, this is a very impressive effort in its own right` --
Allen Meadows</p><p>More information from the Burghound about
this producer: `I have heard Henri Boillot described as an iconoclast but in
my opinion this is not entirely accurate. Rather, I would describe him as a
vigneron who both preaches, and practices, extreme rigor. He believes that
there are no shortcuts and that nothing is free. Work properly and seriously
and the results will be there. Consistent with this depiction, Boillot told
me that `in Burgundy, we have two grape varieties that don’t like undue heat
or dryness and this explains why he only partially tongue-in-cheek told me
that the `fashion in which 2011 began made me think for all the world that we
were going to have another 2003 on our hands. Our summer in 2011 occurred in
April, May and the first half of June and not only was it hot but extremely
dry. The vines were beginning to show distinct signs of hydric stress and I
have honestly never been so happy to see lousy weather as I was by the time
July rolled around. Granted, the lousy weather lasted longer than I would
have preferred and the longer it persisted I finally decided to do a green
harvest in the most literal of senses as I dropped the greenest fruit. A lot
of green fruit. Thanks to this I had both ripe and clean fruit but
unfortunately, not very much of it. In 2010 my average yield was only 20
hl/ha and in 2011 it was between 20 and 22 hl/ha. I stress that because there
was almost no sorting required, these are the effective yields, which is
entirely different from someone who claims to have these yields but only
after throwing out 50% of his crop. The vinification was simple because when
you have ripe and clean fruit there really isn’t much to do except stand
there and watch and then take credit later for the work the yeast did. As to
the wines, they all have excellent colors as the fruit gave up its
anthocyanins easily and quickly with almost no extraction required. The
tannins are ripe and firm, indeed in certain cases they are even more serious
than their 2010 counterparts. I very much like the wines but I caution my
clients that unlike the general easy-drinking reputation of the 2011 vintage,
these wines will in some cases cellar every bit as long as the 2010s.` As the
scores and comments confirm the Boillot 2011s are absolutely terrific and I
agree with him that they are a match for his 2010s in terms of overall
quality. The Boillot ‘11s were bottled in January, 2013 without fining or
filtration. See below for notes on the Maison Henri Boillot stable of Nuits
grands crus.`


$479.00

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Henri Boillot Bonnes Mares -- 2011 (1.5L)

1.5L

Vintage: 2011
Region: France--Burgundy--Red
Appellation: Chambolle Musigny, Cote de Nuits

BH94, ST93-96
Rated
94 points by the Burghound: `(from Chambolle fruit). A more deeply pitched
and somewhat less refined nose displays notes of plum, warm earth and humus
on the airy, cool and ripe dark pinot fruit aromas. There is a suave and very
round mouth feel to the distinctly mineral-driven big-bodied, powerful and
intense flavors that brim with dry extract. The tannins are quite firm yet
not at all rustic and this culminates in a long, complex, balanced and deep
finish that goes on and on. While it can’t quite match the aromatic fireworks
of the Clos de Beze, this is a very impressive effort in its own right` --
Allen Meadows</p><p>More information from the Burghound about
this producer: `I have heard Henri Boillot described as an iconoclast but in
my opinion this is not entirely accurate. Rather, I would describe him as a
vigneron who both preaches, and practices, extreme rigor. He believes that
there are no shortcuts and that nothing is free. Work properly and seriously
and the results will be there. Consistent with this depiction, Boillot told
me that `in Burgundy, we have two grape varieties that don’t like undue heat
or dryness and this explains why he only partially tongue-in-cheek told me
that the `fashion in which 2011 began made me think for all the world that we
were going to have another 2003 on our hands. Our summer in 2011 occurred in
April, May and the first half of June and not only was it hot but extremely
dry. The vines were beginning to show distinct signs of hydric stress and I
have honestly never been so happy to see lousy weather as I was by the time
July rolled around. Granted, the lousy weather lasted longer than I would
have preferred and the longer it persisted I finally decided to do a green
harvest in the most literal of senses as I dropped the greenest fruit. A lot
of green fruit. Thanks to this I had both ripe and clean fruit but
unfortunately, not very much of it. In 2010 my average yield was only 20
hl/ha and in 2011 it was between 20 and 22 hl/ha. I stress that because there
was almost no sorting required, these are the effective yields, which is
entirely different from someone who claims to have these yields but only
after throwing out 50% of his crop. The vinification was simple because when
you have ripe and clean fruit there really isn’t much to do except stand
there and watch and then take credit later for the work the yeast did. As to
the wines, they all have excellent colors as the fruit gave up its
anthocyanins easily and quickly with almost no extraction required. The
tannins are ripe and firm, indeed in certain cases they are even more serious
than their 2010 counterparts. I very much like the wines but I caution my
clients that unlike the general easy-drinking reputation of the 2011 vintage,
these wines will in some cases cellar every bit as long as the 2010s.` As the
scores and comments confirm the Boillot 2011s are absolutely terrific and I
agree with him that they are a match for his 2010s in terms of overall
quality. The Boillot ‘11s were bottled in January, 2013 without fining or
filtration. See below for notes on the Maison Henri Boillot stable of Nuits
grands crus.`


$479.00

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