2004 Jean Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Clos La Mouchere"
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Clove and flint on the nose. Sweet, dense and powerful, with a creamy, distinctly old-viney texture. This boasts outstanding richness and extract for the vintage. Saturates the palate with flavor on the finish. These 65-year-old vines produced a moderate 35 hectoliters per hectare in 2004, compared to 42 in 1999 and just 18 in 2003, according to Boillot.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
**Outstanding** Here there is just a bit more of everything with a mix of citrus fruit aromas, spice and a hint of pain grillé that combines into powerful, intense and palate staining flavors that are like rolling rocks around in the mouth. This is very firm but not hard but the minerality is so pungent that it's akin to drinking liquid rock.
Chewy, long-term wine with real structure. Not the flashy style that used to emerge from this vineyard under the Jean-Marc Boillot label. Intriguing. 17.5/20 points.
According to Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "...these wines showed vibrancy, excellent acidity, genuine vineyard character, and they tasted damn good too! In every case, the Boillot wines served as excellent representatives of the fundamental character one has come to expect from these vineyards."