- Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot
- Pinot Noir
- 2015 - 2022
- Case size
Goedhuis, July 2015
The closest 1er Cru to Pommard, therefore it is naturally the most sturdy of the Beaune wines. Big, full and concentrated with strong wild forest fruit flavours, this is in its early stages of development and will age extremely well.
Burghound, January 2014,
A pungently earthy nose of humus and various dark berry fruit scents is followed by lilting yet impressive intense middle weight flavors that possess a supple mid-palate yet tighten up on the balanced, saline and ever-so-mildly austere finish. I like the length and this should drink well young but also allow for 5 to 7 years of upside development. Drink 2018+
Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot
Jean-Marc and his children Lydie and Benjamin consistently make some of the most appealing and forward drinking wines from their significant holdings across Burgundy. Their range of Puligny Montrachet premiers crus shows impressive individual distinction. Jean-Marc’s family has a long and distinguished history in Burgundy. His grandfather was Etienne Sauzet, from whom he inherited vineyards in the early 1990s. He spent his early career working for the family domaine, Henri Boillot, before making the wine at Domaine Olivier Leflaive. In the 1980s he began making wine from his own vineyards which were significantly expanded with his Sauzet inheritance of an outstanding array of Puligny premier cru sites. The family have exported their uncomplicated but precise winemaking philosophy further south to the Côte Chalonnaise, and more recently, Mâcon.
The viticultural capital of Burgundy, Beaune was the headquarters to the Duchy in the 13th century and is now home to many winemakers and négociants. The appellation of Beaune includes both reds and white wines, though the quantity of red is significantly greater. The soils are predominantly sandier than either those to the north in Aloxe Corton or those to the south in Volnay or Pommard, producing wines that are supple and early drinking in nature. Similar to other surrounding Côte de Beaune appellations, there are no grand crus, but it does offer 42 premier cru sites, some of which are exceptional. These include Les Grèves, Les Teurons and Les Vignes Franches.