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Jean-Claude Boisset Reviews

Score: 94 | May 1, 2022 | Wine Enthusiast

This opulent, richly concentrated Pinot Noir balances glossy cassis and blackberry flavors against a sturdy frame of tannins and seductive whiffs of sauvage. Cellar until 2024 at least; the wine should improve and gain perfume and complexity well through 2035 and hold further still. Cellar Selection.

Score: 92 | November 30, 2021 | Wine Spectator

Shades of dark fruit flavors—black cherry and black berry—are accented by floral, mineral and oak spice notes in this smooth red. Ripe, with ample acidity and refined tannins. Fine overall balance and length. Best from 2023 through 2035. 574 cases made, 37 cases imported. — BS

Score: 98 | November 29, 2021 |

Beautiful violet and black-cherry nose. A gentle giant that has a radical mineral and tannin structure, but also wonderful elegance, the finishing washing over you in waves that echo down the valleys. Great aging potential. Drink or hold.

Score: 90 | November 16, 2021 | Wine Enthusiast

“This wine is richly textured, with hints of fine tannins and succulent red fruits. Wood aged and ripe, this wine is set to mature well. Drink from late 2021. Organic.” - ROGER VOSS

Score: 90 | November 15, 2021 | Wine Spectator

Cherry and kirsch flavors highlight this silky red, with a hint of sweet spices. Focused and balanced, it firms up as the oak spice notes echo on the finish. Drink now through 2024. 367 cases made, 50 cases imported. — BS

Score: 90 | November 15, 2021 | Wine Spectator

Cherry pie flavors are augmented by hints of sweet spices in this lean, sinewy red. Almost viscous, with a dense matrix of tannins underneath. The balance tips to the dry side. Be patient. Best from 2024 through 2035. 170 cases made, 50 cases imported. — BS

Score: 91 | November 15, 2021 | Wine Spectator

Black cherry, blackberry and mineral flavors are wrapped in classy oak, which adds vanilla and toast accents. This is lush, open and balanced, with a long finish. Drink now through 2024. 273 cases made, 50 cases imported. — BS

Score: 93 | November 15, 2021 | Wine Spectator

A succulent, sappy red, featuring black cherry, black currant, violet and mineral flavors. There is an intensity and energy that keeps this vibrant on the palate and marshals the long, fruit-filled aftertaste. Drink now through 2033. 490 cases made, 50 cases imported. — BS

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: 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: 93 | March 20, 2018 | Wine Spectator

Already showing notes of game and decaying fruit, in the best sense, this delivers macerated cherry, plum, animal, licorice and woodsy flavors. Stony and chalky on the finish, with a lingering aftertaste of fruit, licorice, earth and chalky mineral. 

Score: Silver | 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: 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

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: 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: 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: 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.