Collection: Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot
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The domaine was established in 1985 by Jean-Marc, former winemaker for Olivier Leflaive Frères, although the Boillot family have a long history of viticulture and vineyard ownership in Burgundy. From initial holdings of just 5ha he inherited some excellently situated old vines (even those of the village Puligny are over 60 years old) from his grandfathers Henri Boillot and Etienne Sauzet, which he farms with his daughter Lydie and son-in-law François Alzingre.
Those names should give some indication of the pedigree of Jean-Marc, whose range of wines is always excellent and even better value to boot. Interestingly, like de Montille, Jean-Marc Boillot is equally skilled across reds and whites, and stylistically these wines are always impressively robust, structured and a pleasure to taste, yet there is a degree of finesse and vitality one only gets from the very best growers in the Cote d’Or.
The Puligny-Montrachet 1er Crus are utterly stunning, especially the ‘Champ Canet’ (vines nearly 80 years old) and the wine which first made Head Wine Guru Tom understand the greatness of white Burgundy – ‘Referts’. For a value option his Montagny 1er Cru is simply unbeatable.
The domaine’s wines are rich, ripe and ample but oak is kept to a maximum of 30% and there is always the underlying minerality and a core of zesty citrus to balance the waxy, yellow fruits.