Domaine Henri Boillot, Pommard 1er Cru Clos Blanc 2019
Appellation: Pommard 1er Cru
Varietal(s): Pinot Noir
About The ProducerHenri Boillot is at the epicenter of great winemaking and is one of the most respected winemakers in Burgundy. Under his craftsmanship and exceptionally skilled hands, his Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs are without a doubt top-tier Burgundies.
Terroir & Vineyard Practices:This wine is sourced from a plot replanted by Boillot in 2008.
- 92+ points - Wine Advocate: “The second vintage of this new domaine bottling chez Boillot, the 2019 Pommard 1er Cru Clos Blanc offers up lovely aromas of rose petals, spices, raw cocoa, sweet berry fruit and cassis. Medium to full-bodied, rich and muscular, with lively acids and ample reserves of powdery tannin, it's a touch more serious and reserved than its 2018 sibling was at the same stage. Drink 2025-2045.”- William Kelley, Wine Advocate
- 92 points – Decanter: “This parcel of nearly 0.3ha was purchased in 2007 and immediately pulled up and replanted, so the first vintage on its own was 2018 – before that it was blended into the Bourgogne Rouge. It is fermented in 100% new, small oak casks, giving the wine a sheen of sweet oak spice over the bright, forward cherry fruit. The wine is not overly tannic, but still shows the slightly rustic typicity of Pommard. Drink 2021-2029.”- Charles Curtis, MW, Decanter
- 90 points – Burghound: “(from a parcel purchased in 2007 and replanted; 2018 was the first vintage where this has been declared under its own name as it was previously blended). A cool, pure if very restrained nose features a pretty mix of red and dark currant and earth nuances that are trimmed in just enough menthol and wood toast to mention. There is again very fine volume to the sappy, rich and powerful medium-bodied flavors that, much like the Frémiets, remain relatively refined before culminating in a dusty, saline and beautifully persistent finish. This is lovely and it's not so structured that it couldn't be approached after only 5 or so years. Drink 2027+.” – Allen Meadows, Burghound