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2017 White Burgundies
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"Boillot's 2017 portfolio is unambiguously impressive. The whites—all of which are fermented and matured in larger, 350-liter barrels—are simply exceptional and worthy of a place on any shopping list: they will certainly be on my own! Guillaume Boillot told me that great attention is paid to dissolved oxygen levels at racking and bottling, and that he and his father take the problem of premature oxidation—by which they have been comparatively lightly affected—very seriously, an attitude that should reassure consumers."- William Kelley, Wine Advocate
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2017 Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay
Wine Advocate Score: (87-89)
“The 2017 Bourgogne Blanc is in fact declassified Saint-Romain and Auxey-Duresses blended with fruit from the commune of Meursault, and it's vinified and matured in used 350-liter barrels. Wafting from glass, with notes of toasted nuts, pear and citrus fruit, it's medium-bodied, ample and incisive, with a generous core of delicately textural fruit, framed by juicy acids and concluding with a stony finish. It's one of the finest examples of the appellation to be found.”- William Kelley, Wine Advocate

Vinous Score: (87-89)
"Inviting aromas of ripe stone fruits and hazelnut. A sappy, dense Bourgogne Blanc with a serious, salty side and noteworthy intensity. Very good potential." - Stephen Tanzer, Vinous
2017 Meursault Village
Wine Advocate Score: (89-91)
“The 2017 Meursault Village is a blend of superior lieux-dits including Narvaux, En la Barre, Limuzin and Clos du Cromin this year, and the resulting cuvée is lovely. Offering up aromas of pear, fresh peach, oatmeal and honeycomb, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and elegant, with juicy acids and lovely purity, accessible but endowed with all the energy and cut that are Boillot's declared objectives.”- William Kelley, Wine Advocate

Vinous Score: (88-91)
" (the crop level here was a reasonable 40 hectoliters per hectare, according to Boillot): Pale, bright yellow. Fresh yellow peach and lime blossom on the very floral nose. Peachy and penetrating on the palate, a bit tart in a positive way. Boasts very good density and salty persistence. This is a sizable  cuvée  for Boillot, who now does all of the vineyard work in these 3.5 hectares." - Stephen Tanzer, Vinous
2017 Puligny-Montrachet Village - SOLD OUT
Wine Advocate  Score: (90-92)
“Derived from the superior lieux-dits of Les Houlières, La Rousselle, Les Charmes and Les Enseignères, Boillot's 2017 Puligny-Montrachet Village exhibits pretty aromas of lemons, white peach, fresh pastry, blanched almonds and honeycomb. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and elegant, with succulent acids and a saline finish.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate

Vinous  Score: (89-91)
" Bright yellow-green color. Inviting aromas of white peach, flowers and noble herbs. Broad, round and dry, with its pure stone fruit flavors lifted by floral and spicy elements. A classy, classic Puligny  villages  with a dry, saline back end ." - Stephen Tanzer,  Vinous
2017 Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes - SOLD OUT
Vinous  Score: (92-94)
" Bright lemon-yellow color. Subtle, subdued aromas and flavors of flowers, minerals, vanilla and nutty lees. Wonderfully silky, salty, seamless wine with terrific flavor intensity. This has the  gras  of classic Charmes but with no impression of weightiness--due no doubt to early picking ." - Stephen Tanzer,  Vinous

Wine Advocate  Score: (90-92)
“The 2017 Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes exhibits pretty aromas of yellow orchard fruits, dried white flowers, pear and praline, followed by a medium to full-bodied, ample palate that's layered, saline and pure, with good concentration and underlying tension. This is quite a delicate, classy rendition of Charmes that eschews the overt muscularity of which the site is capable..”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate
2017 Meursault 1er Cru Les Poruzots
Wine Advocate  Score: (91-93)
“Boillot's 2017 Meursault 1er Cru Les Poruzots reveals attractive aromas of ripe green apple, Meyer lemon, white flowers and almond paste. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and layered and pure, with more concentration, cut and structure than the Charmes this year.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate

Vinous  Score: (90-92)
" Bright, light yellow. Subtle stone fruits, flowers and spices on the nose. Conveys a sweeter impression than the village Meursault, but also boasts lovely balancing acidity. This sappy, smooth, long wine finishes with saliva-inducing salinity to its flavors of fresh apricot and lemon zest. " - Stephan Tanzer,  Vinous
2017 Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevrières
Vinous  Score: (93-95)
" (Boillot described his vines in Genevrières du Haut as "two rows away from Perrières "): Pale, green-tinged yellow. Delicate nose hints at lime zest and white flowers. Wonderfully silky and energetic on the palate but also sharply delineated and tighter today than the Charmes. Discreet citrus fruit and hazelnut flavors deliver noteworthy complexity. Finishes gripping and very long, with serious salty energy. The crop level here was just 35 hectoliters per hectare, according to Boillot. " - Stephen Tanzer,  Vinous

Wine Advocate  Score: (92-94)
“The 2017 Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières is another of the many highlights in this superlative portfolio, unfurling in the glass with aromas of green apple, citrus oil, spring blossom and oatmeal. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and complete, with impressive concentration and depth at the core, ripe but vibrant acids and a stony, precise finish.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate
2017 Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières - SOLD OUT
Wine Advocate  Score: (93-95)+
“Boillot's 2017 Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières is superb, and one of the highlights of the range this year, unfurling in the glass with notes of lemon oil, crisp green apple, struck flint and smoky reduction. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, stony and tensile, with considerable depth, concentration and chewy dry extract. It's indelibly marked by the site that produced it.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate

Vinous  Score: (93-95)
" Pale, bright yellow. Reticent, very pure scents of underripe pineapple, white peach and crushed stone. Like the previous Meursault samples, this boasts lovely purity and suavity; it verges on opulent while delivering an almost weightless impression. Quite closed today and not revealing its inherent personality but its acidity and saline minerality are already perfectly integrated. The longest of these 2017s to this point, but this backward Perrières will need at least a few years in bottle to display its minerality. "- Stephen Tanzer,  Vinous
2017   Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles
Vinous  Score: (93-95)
" Bright, pale yellow. Complex and complete on the nose, offering scents of peach, flowers and saline minerality. Boasts outstanding saline concentration and energy without any rough edges but quite tightly coiled today. This boasts remarkable palate presence for premier cru and its very slowly mounting, rising finish stains the palate. Serious potential here. "- Stephen Tanzer,  Vinous

Wine Advocate  Score: (92-95)
“Aromas of crisp orchard fruit, mandarin, beeswax and white flowers introduce the 2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles, a medium to full-bodied, chiseled wine, that represents a comparatively tensile, tight-knit rendition of this site, displaying good concentration, depth and length.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate
2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets - NEWLY ADDED
Wine Advocate  Score: (92-94)
"Aromas of lemon oil and waxy lemon rind mingle with nuances of wet stones and smoky struck flint, introducing the 2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Cailleret, a medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated wine that's beautifully incisive, precise and mineral profile. This will appeal to purists and is a cuvée I sought out for my own cellar."- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate
2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes
Wine Advocate  Score: (92-94)
"Boillot typically begins the harvest with this parcel, and the 2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes was no exception. The wine is superb, unfurling in the glass with notes of mandarin oil, white flowers, ripe yellow orchard fruits, honeycomb and toasted hazelnuts. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, reserved ad tight-knit, with lots of old vine concentration and dry extract, concluding with a long, mouthwatering finish.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate

Vinous  Score: (91-94)
" Bright, light yellow. Riper aromas of yellow peach and hazelnut, with some noble herb nuances emerging with air; Boillot harvested this fruit early at 12.8% potential alcohol and chaptalized to 13.3%. Fat and smooth on the palate, with its lovely sweetness buffered by mineral energy. Finishes saline, broad and dry ." - Stephen Tanzer,  Vinous
2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrières
Wine Advocate  Score: (92-94)
“The 2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrières offers up a beautiful bouquet of ripe citrus fruit, acacia honey, crushed chalk and praline. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and layered, with lovely concentration and a sense of completeness, concluding with a vibrant, saline finish.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate

Vinous  Score: (91-93)
" Pale yellow. Restrained aromas of white peach flesh and wild herbs, plus a rocky nuance. More concentrated and savory than the village example, with a touch of floral sweetness supported by saline mineral energy. Most impressive today on the bracing, rising, stony finish, where the  calcaire  soil already shines through. Very promising. "- Stephen Tanzer,  Vinous
2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchère
Wine Advocate  Score:(94-96)
“From an enclave within the premier cru Perrières, Boillot's 2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchère is utterly superb this year, wafting from the glass with aromas of lemon oil, mandarin orange, beeswax, iodine and subtle smoky reduction. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, satiny and layered, with striking volume and depth at the core, balanced by incisive acids that animate the long, mineral finish. Guillaume Boillot speculates that this monopole's comparative variety of mesoclimates and soil types lends the resulting wine greater complexity than would be the case with a small cuvée.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate

Vinous  Score: (94-96)
" Bright yellow. Lemon drop and oil, peach, hazelnut and flowers on the subtly complex nose. Tactile and brisk on entry, then thick and energetic in the middle palate, conveying a distinct impression of sweetness countered by pure saline minerality. The wine's peachy fruit hints at almost honeyed ripeness without losing its verve. Finishes with outstanding mounting length. This has the palate presence and depth of a grand cru. "- Stephen Tanzer,  Vinous
2017 Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru
Wine Advocate  Score: (94-96)
“From vines that straddle the border of Chassagne and Puligny and which run from the top to the bottom of the appellation, the 2017 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru is superb, wafting from the glass with notes of ripe citrus, beeswax, dried flowers, hazelnut paste and fresh pear. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied deep and concentrated, with a broad-shouldered, layered core that's liberally endowed with chewy extract, yet a sense of elegance and purity that marks this out as one of the finest renditions of Bâtard-Montrachet to be found along the Côte.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate

Vinous  Score: (93-96)
" Bright yellow. Lively and decidedly less exotic on the nose than the Criots-Bâtard, offering aromas of yellow fruits, flowers, hazelnut and saline minerality. Dense, tactile and deep, this sappy, mineral-driven wine already displays grand cru class. Really inundates the palate with fruits, flowers and minerals on the savory, inexorable back end. "- Stephen Tanzer,  Vinous
2017 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Wine Advocate  Score: (93-95)+
“The superb 2017 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru exhibits a youthfully reserved bouquet of lemon oil, white flowers, smoky reduction and wet stones. On the palate, it's full-bodied, deep and phenolic, with chewy extract and almost tannic structure, that is more in keeping with a red wine, rather than a white. Long, focused and incisive, it's a mineral expression of Corton-Charlemagne that's built for the cellar.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate

Vinous  Score: (92-95)
" Pale, bright yellow. Pristine but reticent aromas of yellow peach, smoky  silex  and spices; "this wine is never in a fruity style," says Boillot. At once saline in an oyster shell way and sweet in the mouth, but buffered by rocky minerality. This powerful, bracing wine is certainly not about fruit. Finishing with an element of tannic structure that reminded me of a red wine, this wine is hard to assess today but already shows outstanding saline length. Boillot picked this fruit on September 1, at the end of his harvest. " - Stephen Tanzer,  Vinou s
2017 Criots-Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru - SOLD OUT
Wine Advocate  Score: (92-94)
“Aromas of mandarin, orange blossom, musky peaches, honeycomb and anise introduce the 2017 Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru, a full-bodied, ample and exotic wine with a broad, textural attack but a nicely controlled, even tangy mid-palate and finish, concluding on a lingering saline note, that expresses this site at its best.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate

Vinous  Score: (91-93)
" Pale, bright yellow. Explosive yellow and white stone fruits on the nose, accented by mandarin orange and white flowers. Then thick-verging-on-unctuous in the mouth, offering highly concentrated citrus and stone fruit flavors along with suggestions of exotic fruits. This outsized fruit bomb is given shape and lift by harmonious acidity and gravelly minerality, but it's in a somewhat more southern style than the Clos de la Mouchère, and shows less distinction ."- Stephen Tanzer,  Vinou s
2017 Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru - SOLD OUT
Wine Advocate  Score: (95-97)
“The 2017 Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru is a stunner, unwinding in the glass with a classic bouquet of citrus oil, dried white flowers, linden, beeswax, crushed rocks and pastry cream. On the palate, it's full-bodied, tensile and searingly intense, with superb depth and dimension, immensely promising structural tension, and a long, incisive and unmistakably mineral finish. This will be well worth seeking out.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate

Vinous  Score: (94-97)
" Pale, bright yellow-green. Pungently pure scents of lemon oil and crystalline crushed-rock minerality, with a  soupçon  of spicy oak. Penetrating, sharply chiseled and tight yet utterly seamless, with its citrussy cut accentuated by minerality. The rising, palate-staining finish is almost painful today. Incidentally, this was the only one of Boillot's grand crus that was not affected by frost in 2016, and partly for this reason the yield in 2017 was a fairly low-for-the-vintage 35 hectoliters per hectare. "- Stephen Tanzer,  Vinou s
2017 Montrachet Grand Cru - SOLD OUT
Vinous  Score: (95-98)
" Pale yellow. Wonderfully delicate and discreet on the nose, hinting at lemon drop and minerals; Boillot says he's normally the first to harvest in Montrachet and this wine certainly conveys an early-picked aspect. Pure and silky on the palate and thicker than the Chevalier-Montrachet, but with terrific inner-mouth cut. Displays impeccable balance on the very suave, slowly rising finish. Can a wine be both understated and explosive? "Two thousand seventeen is a real fruit year," says Boillot, and in fact this citrussy, floral Montrachet is not yet showing the site's iodiney minerality. But that will come ." - Stephen Tanzer,  Vinous

Wine Advocate  Score: (93-96)
“The 2017 Montrachet Grand Cru is among the most reserved wines in the cellar, unfurling in the glass with a reticent bouquet of crisp orchard fruit, white flowers and light reduction that wasn't revealing its full range when I tasted it. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, ample and concentrated, with broad shoulders and evident power, concluding with a stony finish, but the full extent of its quality is hard to read.”- William Kelley,  Wine Advocate
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