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Jean-Claude Boisset Reviews

Score: 90 | July 8, 2019 | Wine Spectator

A lean, lemon- and stone-infused version, backed by a vibrant structure. Balanced, if slightly austere, with an aftertaste of mineral and oak spice. Drink now through 2024. 

Score: 91 | July 8, 2019 | Wine Spectator

Peach, melon and lemon cake flavors are well-framed by spicy oak in this open white. Harmonious and smooth, with vanilla, clove, honey and smoke accents gracing the finish. Drink now through 2024.

Score: 95 | June 26, 2019 | Decanter

This is a first release from Jean-Claude Boisset, bottled early to preserve its freshness and perfume. Sourced from a parcel of 45-year-old vines and fermented with 50% whole bunches, it has earthy, forest floor aromas with notes of fresh tobacco and pepper spice. A tame and approachable Corton with fine, caressing tannins.

Score: 95 | April 4, 2019 | Wine Spectator

A subtle vegetal aroma accents the black currant, blackberry and floral flavors here. Rich, ripe and lush, yet backed by a solid structure, remaining fluid and concentrated on the long finish. Best from 2023 through 2045.

Score: 92 | March 25, 2019 | Wine & Spirits

This grows at a vineyard in Chorey-lès-Beaune where the vines are 50 years old, their roots seeming to draw complexity out of the soil. The wine reads as mineral-driven, layered with scents of beeswax and honey, its textural finesse developing over the course of several days. It rested for 16 months, undisturbed, in oak barrels (30 percent new), where it developed that silken texture without losing its delicate perfume of white flowers and herbs.

Score: 94 | February 1, 2019 | Wine Spectator

Beautifully balanced, exhibiting cherry, strawberry, floral and mineral flavors. Elegant and taut, with terrific length and a touch of oak spice on the finish. Best from 2022 through 2038.

Score: 92 | November 7, 2018 | Decanter

Sourced from Aux Echézeaux, in the south-eastern corner of Gevrey-Chambertin close to Morey-St-Denis, this is the third vintage of this village wine from the Jean-Claude Boisset team. Fermented with 50% whole bunches, it's fresh, aromatic and tangy with good focus and precision and the density and complexity of a premier cru.

Score: 93 | October 22, 2018 | Decanter

The premiers crus around the hill of Corton often provide some very good value drinking, but especially so in 2017. This vineyard is located next to Corton Bressandes and the resulting wine shows plenty of focus, minerality and old-vine concentration, allied to the complexity from a massal selection.

Score: 93 | October 22, 2018 | Decanter

Jean-Claude Boisset owns this small parcel, situated close to the Corton grand cru, as a monopole holding. It's an assertively oaked style, to be sure, but there's plenty of concentration and structure here, as well as the freshness of a comparatively cool site.

Score: 93 | March 20, 2018 | Wine Spectator

Laced with violet and black currant aromas and flavors, this is silky and elegant. A firm backbone of acidity and tannins lends support and spice. Mineral and smoke accents emerge on the finish. The aftertaste goes on and on.

Score: 90 | March 15, 2018 | Wine Spectator

Smoky version, offering black cherry, blackberry, earth and spice flavors to match the toasty oak. This is succulent and leaves spice and smoke notes on the finish.

Score: Gold | February 27, 2018 | Mundus Vini
Score: Silver | February 27, 2018 | Mundus Vini
Score: 90 | February 18, 2018 | Wine Enthusiast

This is a floral wine, ripe and creamy. It has spice and toast from wood aging along with good acidity and impressiver richness. The wine is full-bodied, spicy, full of yellow and pear fruits. 

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: 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: Silver | May 25, 2017 | Decanter World Wine Awards

Bags of ripe glossy oak mingle with dark cherries, cedar oak and savoury coffee notes. Elegant and refined with grippy tannins. No rush.

Score: Silver | May 25, 2017 | Decanter World Wine Awards

Ripe, earthy nose with lots of classy berry fruit and blossom nuances. There is real vibrancy here and some seamlessly integrated tannins.

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: 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: 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.