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Jean-Claude Boisset Reviews

Score: 95 Points | Gold Medal | May 1, 2023 | International Wine Challenge

Fragrant reserved but extremely elegant with crunchy red fruits matched by initial dryness and savory softness.

Score: 95 Points | Gold Medal | May 1, 2023 | International Wine Challenge

Black pepper and black currant leaf on the nose. elegant with the alcohol dimension of black fruit. very elegant fine tannins -very long finish with a wisp of gentle wood smoke. A delight.

Score: 92 | February 1, 2023 | TimAtkin.com
Score: 92 | February 1, 2023 | TimAtkin.com
Score: 92 | February 1, 2023 | TimAtkin.com
Score: 94 | February 1, 2023 | TimAtkin.com

This is a beautiful, ample white made from 80-year-old vines. There are toasty top notes from the 100% new oak (transferred to stainless steel after eight months) along with crunchy orchard fruit, ripe citrus and lemon butter. This is super stylish!

Score: 94 | February 1, 2023 | TimAtkin.com

For a Chambolle, this is rather robust and ripe with mulberries and blueberries galore. The flashy new oak is more obvious here than on the other Premier Crus. Still, it is well-placed thanks to the concentrated fruit core. It just needs a year or two to settle in. The sassy acidity nicely cleans up the earthy, spicy finish.

Score: 94 | February 1, 2023 | TimAtkin.com

This is the fourth edition in the hands of GrégoryPatriat, and this is the first that he is truly proud of. It is the only white Grand Cru here. There are only 600 bottles, so be on the look out! It is a fine example, indeed, as it shows the aromatic complexity and the robust power this Grand Cru should have. The nose is overt with spicy, floral intrigue, and the palate is layered with toasted almonds, baking spices, guava and star fruit. It is a whirlwind of flavor!

Score: 95 | February 1, 2023 | TimAtkin.com

Grégory Patriat gets to harvest the fruit here as he knows the chef de culture well; it's his brother-in-law. This is archetypal Clos de Vougeot with ample spice, earth and sandalwood along with bushels of ripe black plums. Vinous and forward, this is almost ready to enjoy.

Score: 95 | February 1, 2023 | TimAtkin.com

This is the second year Grégoryhas sent his own harvesting team to pick the grapes from these 70-year-old vines. He then cajoles and nurtures it in the cellar because, like the Beaune Grèves, this can become a commanding wine. Indeed, there is the grandeur one might expect of this top NuitsPremier Cru, but there isn't the rusticity that can also be present. The tannins are slightly gruff but nicely meshed into the generously ripe mid-palate, and the integrated acidity doesn't over-emphasize the mid-palate tug.

Score: 96 | February 1, 2023 | TimAtkin.com

This is the oldest contract chez Boisset, which has been in place since 2002. They only make 900 bottles, but it's worth trying to get your hands on one. The nose starts with violets and balsamic before the palate follows with peak-season black cherries. This is vigorous and super-charged, so don't plan on opening it for the first eight or nine years.

Score: 85-86 | January 10, 2023 | The World of Fine Wine

Attractive almond aroma. Slim, straight, and savory, with piquant acidity and sappiness. Good energy and intension. A touch of tannin on the finish. What’s not to like? Snappy, white Fixin. Spot-on. - Sarah Marsh

Score: 16 | December 13, 2022 | Jancis Robinson

Cask sample. Transparent crimson. Just a slightly raw note on the nose. Sweetness and life and real transparency.
Drink 2024–2032

Score: 16,5 | December 13, 2022 | Jancis Robinson

Organic and already bottled. Rather opulent for a 2021 Hautes-Côtes! Nice wine with really refreshing fluidity. A note of green vegetation but quite enough fruit. Could be GV?
Drink 2022–2027

Score: 16,5 | December 13, 2022 | Jancis Robinson

So different from a Chardonnay! Much rounder and plumper with more obvious perfume. Flattering and almost as though there were a little RS. But no shortage of compensating acidity.

Score: 17 | December 13, 2022 | Jancis Robinson

Cask sample. Aromatic. Lots of energy. Solid and savory and embryonic. Nice graininess of tannins.
Drink 2027–2042

Score: 17 | December 13, 2022 | Jancis Robinson

Cask sample. Pale crimson. Hint of violets on the nose. Really rather complex for a village wine. Pure and fresh and utterly delightful. I do hope this style is retained into the bottle. Just what you want of a relatively early-drinking red burgundy.
Drink 2024–2034

Score: 92 | April 18, 2024 | TimAtkin.com