Henri Boillot 2011 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchere Monopole Tanzer 93-95 Points!

 
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From an unique walled vineyard inside Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Perrieres....

 

Burgundy is full of unusual and hard-to-find vineyards. At the pointy end of the stick are the "Monopoles" - vineyards that have a single owner. I know of at least forty ranging from La Romanee-Conti to lesser known sites in Givry.

 

Another feature of Burgundy is the walled plots know as a "Clos". These walls were often built centuries ago by the monks to protect their prized vineyards.

 

Interestingly the two often go hand-in-hand and the Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchere from Domaine Henri Boillot is one such wine.

 

Clos de la Mouchere is a reasonably large vineyard making up almost half of the Premier Cru Perrieres. It was purchased by Boillot's grandfather in 1934 after it had lain fallow for almost half a century after the phylloxera epidemic. It was replanted at the time and has not required replanting since so the vines are now very old. The wine from the Clos de la Mouchere is richer than the regular Perrieres and is often noted for its saline character.

 

Our 2011 is about to be shipped and we invite you to take advantage of our Pre Arrival Price which will save you 15%. It is interesting to note that Tanzer has scored the 2011 from cask higher than he scored the 2010 at the same stage!

  

Domaine Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 

1er Cru Clos de la Mouchere Monopole 2011

Normal Price $169.95

Pre Arrival Price $144.50

 

This is always an impressive wine!

 

Boillot Mouchere Label Stephen Tanzer:

(4.5 g/l acidity with a pH of 3.09, according to Boillot): Bright pale yellow. Subtly complex aromas of stone fruits, wild herbs, coffee, flowers and saline minerality. Creamy, classy and suave, with captivating flavors of caramel and beurre sale lifted by a brisk citrus element. Wonderfully dense, dry and uncompromising wine with superb lift and a very long, mounting finish. 93-95 Points

 

Wine Advocate, Antonio Galloni: 

The 2011 Puligny-Montrachet Clos de la Mouchere is one of the most understated of the Puligny premier crus. At first rather closed, the Clos de la Mouchere blossoms as soon as intense, saline notes hit the mid-palate. Here, too, there is considerable energy in the glass, but in a much less obvious style than the Pucelles. 93 -95 Points

  

Tanzer also states: "Boillot has made some of the finest wines of the vintage in 2011."

  

To read tasting notes and order the wine on our website click here.

 

To view the full range of 2011 wines from Henri Boillot click here. We have a little of the 2011 Perrieres available which would make a wonderful comparison.

 

All wines can be ordered on our website, by telephone (03) 9326 5737 or by email darren@grandmillesime.com.au. No minimum order - and you may mix and match as you please.

  

Cheers, 

Darren 

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Grand Millesime Pty Ltd

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Phone: (03) 9326 5737

 

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Henri Boillot Back Vintages

 

We carry good stocks of back vintages including some 2009's and 2010's and several vintages of Montrachet.

 

You can view what is available by clicking here.

 

 

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