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Jean-Claude Boisset Reviews

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: 90 | October 1, 2016 | Wine & Spirits

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. 

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. 

–BS

Score: Silver | May 13, 2016 | International Wine Challenge
Score: Gold | May 13, 2016 | International Wine Challenge

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.

Score: 91 | May 12, 2016 | Decanter

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.

Score: 92 | April 30, 2016 | Wine Spectator

A lavish version, with a velvety texture that wraps around the black cherry, black currant and spice flavors. Harmonious and expressive, featuring a lingering aftertaste that echoes fruit and spice notes. – B.S.

Score: Gold | February 16, 2016 | Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2016
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+

May 1, 2015 | International Wine Challenge

SILVER

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.