Henri Boillot, Puligny Montrachet 2005
in Original Carton
Henri Boillot, based in Meursault, makes some of the Côte de Beaune’s finest wines. The domaine has a long history, stretching back to 1885, when Henri Boillot’s grandfather founded the estate.
Henri struck out on his own in 1984, but returned to the family domaine, eventually buying out his siblings in 2005 and re-naming the estate (previously Domaine Jean Boillot) to Domaine Henri Boillot. Today Henri works closely with his son Guillaume, who is in charge of the vineyards and making the property’s reds.
The family owns around 14 hectares of vineyards – including the monopole Premier Cru Clos de la Mouchère in Puligny-Montrachet, but also operates as an extremely quality-focused négociant. While using quite a lot of new oak, the style here is for lean, precise and razor-sharp Chardonnay, eschewing heaviness. The reds have shifted in style under Guillaume, with a lighter touch in the winery leading to a less extracted style. It is one of the few addresses that excels both in whites and reds, with quality incredibly high across the range.