Domaine Henri Boillot

Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay

9.433 ratings
9.312 pro ratings
Chassagne-Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Very good. Light and bright. Slightly tropical. Dense and exotic on the midpalate. Intense but carried lightly. Excellent

Very good. Light and bright. Slightly tropical. Dense and exotic on the midpalate. Intense but carried lightly. Excellent

Jul 25th, 2021
Gilbert Van Hassel

Fully mature, needs decanting and time. Lots of white fruit and flowers. More powerful than expected. Can offset some very strong food tastes. Excellent effort for a 2011.

Fully mature, needs decanting and time. Lots of white fruit and flowers. More powerful than expected. Can offset some very strong food tastes. Excellent effort for a 2011.

Jun 12th, 2021
Bob McDonald

A mid to rich lemon in colour. Mark our host was a little concerned by the colour initially. Buttery and citrus notes until it gained some air. No need to be concerned. A wonderful Criots of real Grand Cru quality with mineral and citrus of profound intensity. It grew in the glass as we tasted it. Drinking at its peak. No further cellaring required. A wonderful experience. Thanks Mark.

A mid to rich lemon in colour. Mark our host was a little concerned by the colour initially. Buttery and citrus notes until it gained some air. No need to be concerned. A wonderful Criots of real Grand Cru quality with mineral and citrus of profound intensity. It grew in the glass as we tasted it. Drinking at its peak. No further cellaring required. A wonderful experience. Thanks Mark.

Feb 16th, 2020
Nick Apone

2010 vintage.

2010 vintage.

Mar 21st, 2018
Anthony Lombardi

The counterpoint to the Roulot. This is an example of power & generosity. Aromatically, this jumps out of the glass with spicy notes accenting rich tropical fruit. The palate shows a creamy texture & a mix of bright, yet fleshy fruit. Another magnum. Absolutely brilliant wine. Thanks to @Matthew Bigby for sharing this.

The counterpoint to the Roulot. This is an example of power & generosity. Aromatically, this jumps out of the glass with spicy notes accenting rich tropical fruit. The palate shows a creamy texture & a mix of bright, yet fleshy fruit. Another magnum. Absolutely brilliant wine. Thanks to @Matthew Bigby for sharing this.

1 person found it helpfulJan 30th, 2017
Bill Bender

Young and fat, creamy texture, stone fruit, hazelnut.

Young and fat, creamy texture, stone fruit, hazelnut.

Oct 23rd, 2016
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.6

Nothing like a 2010... More opulent than I was expecting but wonderfully lengthy and persistent.

Nothing like a 2010... More opulent than I was expecting but wonderfully lengthy and persistent.

Aug 20th, 2016
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

8.8

Fat, ripe and rich. Broad and mouth filling.

Fat, ripe and rich. Broad and mouth filling.

Jun 6th, 2015
E & K G

Needed about 15-20mins to start to really open up and show the complexity of the citrus fruit, minerality. Understated acidity that displayed the fruit. Great structure that allowed it to stand up to various dishes that were served.

Needed about 15-20mins to start to really open up and show the complexity of the citrus fruit, minerality. Understated acidity that displayed the fruit. Great structure that allowed it to stand up to various dishes that were served.

Oct 6th, 2019
Marta Jackowska

Nutty at first and took 15 mins or so to open up before softening with floral aromas and a sharpness like unripe mango (well, that’s what our unsophisticated palates told us! 😬)

Nutty at first and took 15 mins or so to open up before softening with floral aromas and a sharpness like unripe mango (well, that’s what our unsophisticated palates told us! 😬)

Jun 30th, 2018