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Jean-Claude Boisset Reviews

Score: 94 | November 1, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

A structured wine that is also full of ripe fruit. Its red-berry fruits are encased in the tannins that still need to soften. The wine will be generous, full of berry flavors and with a dense texture.

Score: 91 | November 1, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

A ripe, balanced wine that has juicy red strawberry and raspberry fruits and fine acidity to balance. It is warm and rounded, full of dense fruits, with its tannins surrounded by the cushion of the fruit. 

Score: Gold, 90 points | October 3, 2017 | Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
Score: 92 | May 31, 2017 | Wine Spectator

Prominent toast lends a smoky cast to the black cherry and black currant flavors in this flamboyant red. A layer of dusty tannins lines the finish. Shows fine intensity and length, with freshness. 

Score: 93 | May 31, 2017 | Wine Spectator

A pure, racy red, featuring cherry, strawberry and mineral flavors allied to an elegant profile and a silky texture. Finishes fresh and long. Decant if you must drink now. 

Score: 92 | May 31, 2017 | Wine Spectator

A powerful red, whose broad-shouldered frame encompasses black cherry, blackberry, spice and tobacco flavors. Shows plenty of grip on the long finish, yet the tannins are refined and the lasting impression is of sweet fruit and spice.

Score: 92 | May 31, 2017 | Wine Spectator

Sweet cherry and currant flavors are complemented by sandalwood, anise and olive notes. Silky and vibrant, with refined tannins and a long, lingering aftertaste. 

Score: 95 | May 31, 2017 | Wine Spectator

Aromas of smoked meat and spice give way to black cherry, earth and stony mineral flavors in this dense, powerful red. The tannins are dominant for now, but there is freshness and a long, complex finish that reveals promise for the future.

Score: 91 | May 31, 2017 | Wine Spectator

Black currant and violet notes are the hallmarks of this dense red, whose tannins build to a chewy finish. The core of sweet fruit will need time to emerge.

Score: 90 | May 1, 2017 | Wine Spectator

Expressive, offering aromas and flavors of cherry, currant, earth, mineral and sweet burning vine cuttings. Features a firm backbone and a chalky feel on the finish.

Score: 96 | March 1, 2017 | Wine Spectator

This is intense, starting out on the elegant side and building slowly to attain greater density and power. Spice, raspberry and cherry flavors form the center, with a layer of chalk and stone underneath. Shows fine concentration and balance, delivering a long, minerally aftertaste.

Score: 88 | May 31, 2016 | Wine Spectator

Smooth and smoky, with wild cherry, berry and spice flavors backed by a juicy texture. Shows fine length and expression. Drink now through 2018. 


Score: 87 | October 1, 2015 | Wine & Spirits

Best Buy
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. 

Score: 89 | June 11, 2015 | Burghound

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+

Score: 17/20 | May 1, 2015 | Jancis Robinson

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.

Score: 88 | April 13, 2015 | Burghound

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.

February 2, 2015 | Decanter

From a bio-dynamic vineyard showing citrusy fruit, lots of energy and character.

Score: 92 | October 1, 2014 | Wine & Spirits

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.

Score: 87 | April 1, 2013 | Wine & Spirits
A smoky, nutty, crowd-pleasing chardonnay, this is warm and creamy with some greenness to the flavors. The soft structure makes it an easy aperitif.