2007 Domaine Henri Boillot Bienevue-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru (Previously $300)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Freesia, iris, and seemingly other ineffable, bittersweet floral essences rise hauntingly from the glass of Boillot 2007 Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet. It would be difficult to imagine a more magic carpet or garden of flavors than that which emerges here, shimmering with mineral inflections as well. Here is a wonderful example of the lift as well as (a word Boillot, too uses for this site) the "tension" of which Bienvenues – but seldom if ever Batard – is capable. The subtly interactive yet ultimately seemingly indelible cling of mineral, floral, and fruit elements here is ravishing and the combination of textural tenderness with lift and refreshment a handsome tribute to the vintage. I would expect this to be well worth following for a dozen or more years. (DS)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
A highly perfumed nose blends notes of wood toast, honeysuckle, spice and ripe white peach and pear aromas that merge seamlessly into delineated, pure, textured and attractively stony medium full-bodied flavors that explode into a citrus suffused finish of simply stunning length. This is a more delicate wine than the Criots but there is plenty of taut muscularity here too that should also reward a decade's worth of cellar slumber.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Aromas of white peach, white truffle, flowers and honey. Plump, spicy and pliant, but with a firm acid spine and finishing minerality giving grip and energy to the pure stone fruit and spice flavors. Finishes with terrific lift. (ST)