Domaine Jean Boillot et Fils (Henri Boillot), Puligny-Montrachet Clos de La Mouchère (monopole) 1er Cru 2000

Jean Boillot Puligny Mouchere 2000

A golden yellow color.  Fullish, succulent nose: slightly gingery stone and citrus fruit, both white and yellow; brioche, honeysuckle and singed pistachio.  Quite oaky.  A bit too aggressively we think.   Will this blow off?  Struts its Puligny pedigree on the fully-textured palate: bergamot, white peach and lemon cream.  Rich, savory and spicy.  A nice length.  The acidity is correct.  But overall it lacks a bit of purity and finesse.  We should be bathed in steeliness and mineral cut – and that oak is mudding up the waters.  So very good wine and a bit of a disappointment.  Given the terroir, this should be a fine bottle every time out and its not uncommon to find grand cru quality.  This was the last of four bottles.  Consistent notes (shame about that wood).  No premox though.   These can still keep.  Now – 2018.

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