Henri Boillot's Clos de la Mouchere is one of the most consistent white wines in Burgundy and the last several vintages have been stunning examples of this special piece of the Les Perriers vineyard. This Cuvee comes from 80+-year-old vines from a parcel within the premier cru vineyard, Les Perriers. Vines are densely planted at 10,000 vines per hectare, naturally limiting yields by causing the vines to compete for nutrients and providing excellent concentration. The juice is aged in 70% new barrels with the remaining seeing single-use barrels.
The 2020 vintage is proving to be outstanding and is a bit more classic than the past few vintages. The Clos de la Mouchere has what it takes to be among the top versions ever produced by Boillot and we have US low pricing here today on this not to miss White Burgundy that is once again one of the best buys for the category. A big score below by Jasper Morris this is not a vintage of Clos de la Mouchere to miss.
Burghound 96 pts! This is perhaps the most floral-suffused nose in the range with its aromas of essence of pear and plenitude of spice and citrus elements. Once again, the mid-palate mouthfeel of the medium-bodied flavors is absolutely gorgeous, which contrasts noticeably with the cuts-like-a-knife finish that remains ultra-refined, balanced and persistent. This is most impressive, particularly for the remarkably fine volume and power that is delivered with grace and class. (Drink starting 2030)
Jasper Morris 95-97 "Clear pale lemon. This has a very high class nose, just a fraction of barrel toast too, very complex, the fruit is notably fresh. What an intensity, lots of fresh plum, good oak helping to whiten the finish. Tension throughout, picked at the right time. The four plots, vinified apart and now assembled, make a very complete wine."