A small wine with graceful power in its tannins, this is focused more on earthy vegetal and mineral character than on any direct fruitiness. The flavors last, perfumed with spice. Pour it with something fatty, like duck rillettes.
Jean-Claude Boisset Reviews
Clos de la Roche Trophy, Burgundy Trophy, International Pinot Noir Trophy, and French Red Trophy.
Very youthful and underdeveloped, but has all the components of a great wine. Richly fruited, very polished oak, fine overall balance and, above all, beautiful silky tannins. Very long on the finish. A keeper.
A round nose, deeply red-fruited – a slow augmentation of rose petals, but with that you have to accept a little green herb. Mouthfilling, with a weight of fruit and slowly growing tannins, but great texture and an impressive mid palate complexity. This flows through to the finish too – long and mouthwatering.
Forward and dense, in the nicest sense, with an aromatic weight of textured fruit, It fills your mouth – silky and concentrated. There’s an accent of barrel toast but just that, Mouthwatering, sweet flavor right to the finish this is really a joy. There’s some barrel here, so wait three years while drinking the Les Charbonnières. Excellent
From an estate in Brouilly, this is a selection from the south-facing slope of 50-year-old head-pruned gamay. Its scent is dense and florid, then the structure is severe, with raspberry-seed brashness turning toward a more intriguing mineral character as the wine takes on air. Splash this into a decanter to bring out the violet scents and open up the tannins. For game.
A pretty, ripe and agreeably fresh nose offers up mostly floral and white-fleshed fruit scents though there is a hint of peach present as well. There is fine density and a lovely mouth feel to the round yet vibrant middle weight flavors that exude a very fine bead of minerality that adds a touch of lift to the nicely balanced finale. This is already drinking well but this could be held for a few years first in the interest of developing a bit more overall depth. 89/2017+
This has more of the on-trend struck-match character than any other Boisset white so far and it has the fruit to carry it, just. Nice chalky texture, smoky palate, persistent and complexe on the finish, Long and promising.
Initially there is a mild trace of reduction but 5 minutes of air is all that’s required to clean it up and in the process to reveal a mix of dark berry, black cherry and violet scents. There is good volume and an attractive mouth feel to the delicious medium-bodied flavors that possess solid complexity on the lingering finish. This is a bolder style of Chambolle but what it lacks in finesse it makes up for in character. A good if not excellent villages that could be enjoyed young if desired thanks to the fine density of the mid-palate.
Corseted by oak, this is a full-bore, generous wine for the vineyard, but as the black-walnut scent of oak dissipates with air, a complex and layered Vosne-Romanee begins to emerge. The fruit feels plump in the center, surrounded by oak and touches of Brett. But there's air in the tannins and the fruit, allowing some transparency, predicting the elegance this may attain with age.