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2008 Boisset Jean-Claude, Côte de Nuits Villages Le Creux de SobronSep. 2011
The name is clearly a mouthful – fortunately the wine is very good mouthful. Ripe but fresh fruit on the nose – quite forward. In the mouth this has plenty of energy and fine acidity which could turn a little mouth puckering in a couple of years, but today it is just joyous. There is a little mid-palate muscle and good intensity too. A line of mouth-watering flavour lingers in the finish. Yum – and an absolute bargain…
2007 Boisset Jean-Claude, Marsannay BlancAug. 2011
Medium yellow. The nose has some very faint bread, a few higher tones and a denser core – perhaps more savoury than fruity. Density, again with a savoury flavour, there’s good acidity yet it seems to stand to the side rather than take command of the core – but there’s also a nice extra creamy flavour in the mid-palate. Quite full, indeed a little dense because the lack of authority from the acidity. Wait 90 minutes and the fruit comes more to the fore and takes on a better focus as the acidity integrates. Plenty of flavour here and eventually balance too – perhaps the screw-cap just needs a bit of aeration. A bit of a bargain.
2008 Boisset Jean-Claude, St.Aubin En RemillyAug. 2011
Medium, medium plus yellow. The nose has wafts of grapefruit and pineapple. Day one this is close to tart but with a fabulous acid intensity, the agrume fruit seems just borderline ripe – me? Day two this is classic 2008 with a slightly tropical edge to the fruit but just wonderful acid balance – it seems a little sweeter. I assume my palate wasn’t playing on day one because this is superb on day 2!
2007 Boisset Jean-Claude, Nuits St.Georges LavièresJul. 2011
Medium medium-plus colour. The nose has a floral aspect that vies with a deep core of perfumed red fruit. Fresh enough and shows a little more fat than the Morey at it’s side. Just a little fine tannin and a long line of fruit and mineral flavour that runs through the core into the finish. The flavour expands nicely in the finish – a baby peacock. Very lovely and very tasty in a ripe but fresh-enough fruit style – quite rare this in 2007!
2006 Boisset Jean-Claude, Morey St.Denis Monts Luisants BlancMar. 2011
Pale yellow. The nose has hints of vanilla and botrytis – neither over-powering but it doesn’t give the impression that the wine will be a whirlwind of energy. As a complete contrast the acidity and, hence, the overall impression this wine delivers is quite ’2008′; fresh, some minerality but also still a depth of rich, faintly vanilla-inflected flavour. This is a very, very successful wine for the vintage – it’s so good in-fact, I could even be tempted to buy more, even though there was only one barrel! Yum!
2009 Boisset Jean-Claude, Beaune Clos des Vignes FranchesJan. 2011
(Blanc) The nose is both wide and concentrated – yet admirably fresh. Wow, very mineral and quite explosive in the mid-palate too. No-one would guess Beaune-blanc – Chapeau!
2002 Boisset Jean-Claude, Chambolle-MusignyJan. 2011
Hard for this to follow the Charmes. Good and interesting aromatic width – seems younger, but also less involving than the Charmes. Less concentrated but has super poise. Young and pretty villages.
2009 Boisset Jean-Claude, Auxey-Duresses Les CraisJan. 2011
From a mix of 228 and 450L barrels. A little oak on the nose. Not really fat, plenty of minerality, savoury flavour and some muscle. Intense and linear. Will be super.
2009 Boisset Jean-Claude, Chorey-Lès-Beaune BeaumontsJan. 2011
There’s a hint of reduction, but there are big aromas here. Big flavours too.
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