Due to frosts and hail, 2016 is a rare vintage to come across. However, the quality of what little fruit remained from this decimated year was outstanding, because the vines concentrated all their goodness into so few grapes. During this vintage Jean-Marc Boillot produced so little fruit in the Grand Cru Bâtard-Montrachet that he included it in the cuvée for his Puligny-Montrachet 2016, making this a truly unique wine. The rest of the grapes come predominantly from parcels in Enseignères, a much-loved vineyard that touches the Grands Crus. So, this really is Puligny with pedigree.
Expect crisp apple, crunch peach, white florals, citrus zing, spicy oak, freshly baked bread and smoke on a sea breeze. The flavours all sound relatively delicate, but this is so intense and weighty, it almost feels like a decadent treat. It makes a wonderful match to dressed crab, langoustines, poached salmon with potato salad, pasta with pangrattato, or buttery Dover sole.
Based in Pommard, Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot owns parcels in Beaune, Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet, where this wine comes from. As the grandson of Etienne Sauzet – one of the most famous vignerons Burgundy has ever produced – and as the former winemaker at Olivier Leflaive and his family’s winery Henri Boillot, great Burgundy runs in Jean-Marc Boillot’s blood. This highly respected winery is a go-to in any vintage.
£8.27 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2959980
Style No.: 726467
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