Domaine Henri Boillot

Clos de la Mouchère Monopole Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay

9.343 ratings
9.322 pro ratings
Puligny-Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

On the nose; green & golden apple, meyer lemon, pear without skin, ripe, juicy pineapple flesh, mango, guava, honeycomb, cream, some flint, sea shells, beautiful soft chalkiness, understated, delicate volcanic minerals with yellow lilies and spring flowers.

The body is full and a touch waxy. It’s mouthfeel round & elegant. Green & golden apple, meyer lemon, pear without skin, ripe, juicy pineapple flesh, mango, guava, haunting white stone fruit, marmalade jell, honeycomb, cream, some flint, sea shells, beautiful soft chalkiness, understated, delicate volcanic minerals with yellow lilies and spring flowers. The acidity is round & beautiful. The finish is rich, polished, elegant, well balanced and lasts a couple minutes.

Photos of; Henri Boillot Vineyard, Chardonnay fruit, Owner/Winemaker Henri Boillot and his barrel room.

On the nose; green & golden apple, meyer lemon, pear without skin, ripe, juicy pineapple flesh, mango, guava, honeycomb, cream, some flint, sea shells, beautiful soft chalkiness, understated, delicate volcanic minerals with yellow lilies and spring flowers.

The body is full and a touch waxy. It’s mouthfeel round & elegant. Green & golden apple, meyer lemon, pear without skin, ripe, juicy pineapple flesh, mango, guava, haunting white stone fruit, marmalade jell, honeycomb, cream, some flint, sea shells, beautiful soft chalkiness, understated, delicate volcanic minerals with yellow lilies and spring flowers. The acidity is round & beautiful. The finish is rich, polished, elegant, well balanced and lasts a couple minutes.

Photos of; Henri Boillot Vineyard, Chardonnay fruit, Owner/Winemaker Henri Boillot and his barrel room.

Nov 4th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

One the nose, a touch of sour green apple, lime zest, ripe pineapple, mango, lemon, touch of mint, stone fruit skin, honey, green melon, limestone minerals, sea shells, yellow lilies & spring flowers.
The palate is thick and rich from a touch extra lees stirring. A touch of sour green apple, lime zest, ripe pineapple, mango, lemon, touch of mint, stone fruit skin, honey green melon, limestone minerals, sea shells, yellow lilies & spring flowers. Good round acidity with a long rich finish that lasts minutes.

Photos; Puligny-Montrachet -Clos de la Mouchere, owner/Winemaker Henri Boillot and their Domaine.

Producer notes & history... Before striking out on his own in 1984 Henri had worked for the family firm but his success in his own right persuaded his grandfather Jean Boillot to persuade him to return to the fold. In 2005 Henri bought out his brother and sister and renamed the domaine name from Domaine Jean Boillot to Domaine Henri Boillot to avoid confusion with his brother Jean-Marc Boillot's company.

The Domaine consists of some 19 hectares, mostly in Puligny and Meursault for white wines where he owns the monopole of Clos de la Mouchere, and in Savigny-les-Beaunes, Beaune and Volnay for reds.

In the vineyard Henri and Guillaume farm sustainably, avoiding artificial pesticides and herbicides, and much hard work in the vineyard means low yields of relatively late-picked fruit at a peak of ripeness. The whites are very gently crushed to avoid bitter flavours and fermented in barrels larger than the norm at 350 litres so that the purity and freshness of the fruit is unencumbered, and bottling follows 18 months or so in barrel. Pinot noir grapes are sorted in the vineyard before being taken to the winery, destemmed, crushed and cold soaked before a fairly long fermentation. 18 months in barriques is the norm before being bottle unfined and unfiltered.

Since 2006, he has worked with his son Guillaume, who now makes the red wines, at their new state-of-the-art winery in Meursault where all the Domaine and 'négociant' wines (under the label of Maison Henri Boillot) are made.

One the nose, a touch of sour green apple, lime zest, ripe pineapple, mango, lemon, touch of mint, stone fruit skin, honey, green melon, limestone minerals, sea shells, yellow lilies & spring flowers.
The palate is thick and rich from a touch extra lees stirring. A touch of sour green apple, lime zest, ripe pineapple, mango, lemon, touch of mint, stone fruit skin, honey green melon, limestone minerals, sea shells, yellow lilies & spring flowers. Good round acidity with a long rich finish that lasts minutes.

Photos; Puligny-Montrachet -Clos de la Mouchere, owner/Winemaker Henri Boillot and their Domaine.

Producer notes & history... Before striking out on his own in 1984 Henri had worked for the family firm but his success in his own right persuaded his grandfather Jean Boillot to persuade him to return to the fold. In 2005 Henri bought out his brother and sister and renamed the domaine name from Domaine Jean Boillot to Domaine Henri Boillot to avoid confusion with his brother Jean-Marc Boillot's company.

The Domaine consists of some 19 hectares, mostly in Puligny and Meursault for white wines where he owns the monopole of Clos de la Mouchere, and in Savigny-les-Beaunes, Beaune and Volnay for reds.

In the vineyard Henri and Guillaume farm sustainably, avoiding artificial pesticides and herbicides, and much hard work in the vineyard means low yields of relatively late-picked fruit at a peak of ripeness. The whites are very gently crushed to avoid bitter flavours and fermented in barrels larger than the norm at 350 litres so that the purity and freshness of the fruit is unencumbered, and bottling follows 18 months or so in barrel. Pinot noir grapes are sorted in the vineyard before being taken to the winery, destemmed, crushed and cold soaked before a fairly long fermentation. 18 months in barriques is the norm before being bottle unfined and unfiltered.

Since 2006, he has worked with his son Guillaume, who now makes the red wines, at their new state-of-the-art winery in Meursault where all the Domaine and 'négociant' wines (under the label of Maison Henri Boillot) are made.

Apr 1st, 2018
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

9.1

Hat chardonnay is supposed to taste like! At least as far as I'm concerned

Hat chardonnay is supposed to taste like! At least as far as I'm concerned

1 person found it helpfulJan 16th, 2016
Erik McLaughlin

Vice President Seven Hills Winery

9.3

From magnum. Stunning.

From magnum. Stunning.

1 person found it helpfulOct 2nd, 2015
John Osgood

Showed more modern than I hoped with some tropical flavors. Needs time.

Showed more modern than I hoped with some tropical flavors. Needs time.

1 person found it helpfulSep 28th, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Creamy lemons, butter, touch of honey. Excellent producer.

Creamy lemons, butter, touch of honey. Excellent producer.

Feb 26th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Lots of honey, meyer lemons, ripe grapefruit pulp, green & golden apples, lime zest, touch of almond, silky chalk and minerals, thick, creamy and long rich beautiful finish.

Lots of honey, meyer lemons, ripe grapefruit pulp, green & golden apples, lime zest, touch of almond, silky chalk and minerals, thick, creamy and long rich beautiful finish.

Aug 21st, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Lemon pulp with rhine, ripe pineapple, green apples, creamy texture, perfect minerality, good balance, nice acidity and finish.

Lemon pulp with rhine, ripe pineapple, green apples, creamy texture, perfect minerality, good balance, nice acidity and finish.

Feb 27th, 2016
Chris Morgan

Sommelier The Oceanaire Seafood Room

9.3

From Mag!

From Mag!

Oct 1st, 2015
Cameron Hobel

Owner/Winemaker Hobel Wine Works

9.4

Last drops of a half consumed today... Great juice.

Last drops of a half consumed today... Great juice.

Jun 27th, 2015