Maison Henri Boillot, Meursault Les Charmes 1er Cru 2004

Boillot Meursault Charmes 2004

Luminous, youthful lemon yellow color.  Backward, steely nose: citrus fruit, peach blossom, wisteria cuttings, jade oolong, lees reduction.  Compact, with a wonderfully understated tension, medium-full: a sherbet of meyer lemon, kaffir lime, peach pip, cox’s orange pippins.  Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah-Day acidity, sedulous, citric, racy. There is a flair on display here: dry, nuanced, penetrating.  None of the highly-wrought barrel toast that marred the other Henri Boillot examples we’ve tried recently.  This will still improve.  A fine Charmes.  Now – 2020.

Boillot Meursault Charmes 2004 #1

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