- Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot
- 2022 - 2028
- Case size
- En Primeur
Goedhuis, November 2021
Honeyed, lacelike and harmonious, everything a classic Puligny Montrachet should be. This is a combination of graceful charm and sparkling energy. With flavours of mandarin and jasmine, this is redolent of the English summer. A beautifully approachable wine in an early drinking style.
Matthew Jukes, January 2020,
Superb and ultra-refined, this is a stand-out village Puligny with delicious, lip-smacking fruit countered by nervy acidity and freshness. While this threatens to be a forward-drinker, there is a lot of fruit at the back of the palate which has not yet been allowed to reveal itself and so even though this wine looks terrific already there is more to come!
Jancis Robinson, January 2020,
Very heavy bottles!! Winning, seductive nose with ripe fruit and just the hint of the savour of good-quality oak. Very open and accessible crowd-pleaser. Just what most people want from a white burgundy. Good Value. Drink 2022 – 2027
Jasper Morris MW, January 2022,
Pale lemon and lime. The bouquet is immediately present, some fresh herbs as much as flowers, fresh apple too, this is quite austere up front, but with much more weight behind waiting to emerge. This is looking backward at the moment, but I expect it to blossom in the bottle.
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.
Puligny Montrachet is known as the most delicate of the white wine appellations south of Beaune.Its wines tend to be linear and mineral offering delicate floral and orchard fruit aromatics. Its village and premier cru vineyard area total slightly over 200 hectares but almost half of them are premier cru making them one of the highest proportions of quality vineyards in the Côte de Beaune. Several grand cru vineyards are present, the most notable being Le Montrachet and Bâtard Montrachetwhich it shares with neighbouring Chassagne, but it does have the extraordinary Chevalier Montrachet and the tiny Bienvenues Bâtard Montrachet all to itself. There are a handful of red wines grown, but they tend to be quite light and need to be drunk in their youth.