Henri Boillot's family has been making wine in Burgundy since 1955. Boillot's meticulous winemaking is very apparent in the Puligny Monopole, Clos de la Mouchere which has become the benchmark in Puligny Montrachet year in and year out.
From an enclave within the premier cru Perrieres, Boillot's 2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchere 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 cuvee. WK - The Wine Advocate
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 Media
Big and bold with great density. Massively concentrated and ambitious. A real attempt to earn the premium. Jancis Robinson
Note: from 60+ year old vines and the vineyard is a whopping 4 ha monopole within Perrieres
Tasting note: A touch of mineral reduction can be found on the markedly floral-inflected nose of white peach, spice and discreet wood nuances. There is first-rate volume to the caressing yet powerful flavors that possess excellent mid-palate density before concluding in a highly energetic, complex and beautifully well-balanced finale. This isn't quite as structured as the Pucelles but it is still sufficiently prominent to make evident that here too patience will be rewarded. Outstanding - Allen Meadows - Burghound