A true unicorn never to be made again and whose quantities dwindle by the day, BBV Genevriéres which can be hit (really hit) or miss (advanced) is absolutely stunning tonight, disregarding the frost laden vintage and firing on all cylinders with massive concentration and killer floral and yellow fruit intensity that’s seamlessly balanced with layered minerality and racy citrusy acids. It wafts from the glass and the decanter with waves of ripe orchard fruit, popcorn, hazelnut and exotic spices. Texturally brilliant, with plenty of tension and serious length, terroir and producer shine in this beauty. A perfect BBV at EMP 🥳💫 — 5 months ago
I’ve been reading & hearing about this rising Burgundy star for awhile. It was time.
The first thing I would say about this bottling is it is still very young. A few years will improve it greatly.
While young, it rides the French Burgundy & Sonoma Chardonnay fence with great balance between the two. The wood use isn’t big, just more than I like at this point for burgundy. I think that will soften in time. They use about 20% new for their Bourgogne Chardonnay & 30% for their higher end whites.
The nose is cream soda with a touch of ginger. Green apple, pineapple, lime candy, elegant minerality, soft chalkiness, sea spray, sweet butter, vanillin, sweet volcanics, yellow lilies, spring flowers with a touch of cut greens.
The body is round with good viscosity. Really beautiful. Drinks like a nice Meursault. Cream soda with a touch of ginger. Green apple, pineapple, lime candy, white peach, hints of grapefruit with a touch of sugar, honeysuckle notes, elegant minerality, soft chalkiness, sea spray, sweet butter, vanillin, herbal characteristic, sweet volcanics, yellow lilies, spring flowers, fruit blossoms with a touch of cut greens. The acidity shows the strength of the vintage. The finish is; perfect balance fruit & earth, elegant with excellent polish that persists several minutes.
Get it while you can. They produce several wines and only make a total production of 3,000-4,000 cases depending on what the growing season brings.
Photos of; long shot of their Domaine, father and son winemaking team of Bernard and Pierre Boisson, a near perfect cluster of Chardonnay grapes and the family (Pierre, Bernard & Anne) tasting in their cellar. — 3 years ago
This is the Pierre Boisson Pommard, which I guess is the new incarnation of the.Boisson-Vadot Pommard. Decanted. Notes from 2 hrs open. This is a stunning wine, but perhaps more Volnay/Monthelie than quintessentially Pommard: none of the rustic and dark red fruit notes I usually imagine. On the nose: soft smoke, sweet wild cherry, pomegranate, soft spice...on the palate: fantastic acidity, excellent density, sweet wild cherry, pomegranate molasses, damp earth and only very soft tannin. — 3 years ago
Kellogg's Special K frosty cereal, sweet corn, yeasty and nutty. Compared to the Boisson Vadot, there is density and richness, but I suppose the age to this wine is a factor as well. A very different kind of Meursault. — 5 years ago
The Bernard Boisson Vadot bottlings (particularly Genevrières) are all so good. I think the kids are not yet matching the quality of Bernard. Even the frost laden 2016 vintage is fantastic tonight, rich, textural and so vibrant with great depth at the core, racy citrusy acids and the perfect amount of attractive flinty reduction. Great bottle. — 8 months ago
Do not want to make too much noise any more about the wines of the Boisson Vadot family because they are so fucking good...and because it already becomes more and more difficult to buy them. If you want textbook Burgundy whites then this is what you should drink. The whole range from the simple burgundy white to the Chevaliers and Genevrieres does deliver and ages well. — 4 years ago
Really delicate meursault from Pierre Boisson. Def goes light oak for a delicate style. Innovative family that split up the domaine before silly heritage laws kick in. Looking forward to checking out the rest of the family labels! (Anne Boisson and Boisson-vadot) — 7 years ago