2007 Domaine Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Perrieres"
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Boillot speculates that flint is the efficacious geological element that renders his estate's 2007 Puligny-Montrachet Les Perrieres so distinctive. Peach and quince make for an effusively ripe, suggestively sweet aroma complimented by peony perfume. Given such a dramatic opening, one might expect a massive onslaught of sheer ripeness on the palate, but while silken-textured and generously expansive, this displays a buoyancy and almost levitating, ethereal lightness of touch, as well as a vibratory interaction of citrus, ripe pit fruit, and liquid floral perfume on the finish. The mineral side of matters vinous - notwithstanding the site's name - is very much sublimated. This epitome of vintage polish, elegance, energy, and luscious refreshment should be worth following for at least half a dozen years. There are 9 barrels of it, and its vines - representing a selection massale from the estate's Clos de la Mouchere - are, amazingly, only in their third year of production.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
A more elegant and more complex nose of pure and layered aromas of fresh lemon, spice, acacia blossom along with a hint of brioche marries into rich, intense, detailed and beautifully textured flavors brimming with obvious minerality before culminating into a sneaky long finish that is almost delicate. This is an understated and beautifully harmonious effort.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Nose dominated by smoky oak. Fat, broad and rich, with a dominant peach flavor. The wine's volume and fat give it a distinctly glyceral, sweet impression but Boillot assures me that this is one of the driest domain wines in 2007, along with the Clos de la Mouchere. Finishes fat, long and classically dry.