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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: 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: 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: 94 | March 20, 2018 | Wine & Spirits

Grégory Patriat makes the wines at this negociant firm, and a number of his 2015s are remarkable, including this selection from a grand cru on the Gevrey side of Morey-St-Denis. Treated to 100 percent new oak, this vintage took it in and returned a wine with floral refinement, the oak turning its power toward elegance. The fruit reaches a near-tropical ripeness, edged in herbal notes, somehow feeling zesty and cool. The contrast is fascinating, sustained over the course of several days, predicting a complex evolution ahead.

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: 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: 90 | April 1, 2014 | Wine & Spirits
This wine feels cool and elegant, with the silky texture and floral spice of Chambolle. The fruit contrasts raspberries with rosemary-scented tannins, the herbal character winning out for now. Cellar it to let the fruit evolve.
Score: 91 | December 1, 2013 | Wine Enthusiast
This is a youthful, fruity wine with crisp yellow-fruit and citrus flavors, with a toastiness from wood aging. Sourced from Saint-Aubin, it has a cool, fresh feel that complements its pristine fruitiness. It’s for drinking soon, but will also improve with age through 2021.
Score: 91 | December 1, 2013 | Wine Enthusiast
). Opulent, ripe and fruity, this is classic Saint-Aubin. Generous fruitiness is balanced with crisp acidity and touches of minerality and spicy wood. Its fruitiness makes it accessible now, but several years’ aging will make it even better and certainly more complex.
Score: 93 | December 1, 2013 | Wine Enthusiast
Cellar Selection. While soft and opulent initially this wine reveals a structured, mineral character on the palate. Ripe red cherry and black plum flavors pair well with firm, dry tannins and hints of wood aging. This is an elegant wine that needs aging. Don’t drink before 2017.
Score: 94 | December 1, 2013 | Wine Enthusisat

Cellar selection. Already impressive, this wine shows great fruit for the vintage as well as structure.  Ripe with black cherries and berries, it has all of Pinot Noir’s rich juiciness, but hints of smoke add complexity as well.  Structured and a shade dark, it needs time to mature.  Drink from 2017.