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Jean-Claude Boisset Reviews

Score: 98 | November 29, 2021 | JamesSuckling.com

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.