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Every month, we showcase and open a special bottle of wine for you to sample, hand-picked by our sommelier team. Each wine has been chosen for its prestige and critical acclaim, available by the glass at cost price offering you the opportunity to broaden your vinous horizons.
Meursault 1er Cru Charmes, Henri Boillot, Burgundy, France, 1998
£30 per 125ml glass. Current wine list price £190.00
This month, we have chosen one of Burgundy’s finest white wines.
Henri Boillot is undoubtedly one of the most highly respected names in modern Burgundian winemaking.
The estate dates back to 1855 and Henri Boillot has brought the estate to fame very rapidly in the recent years.
He is an absolute perfectionist who will stop at nothing to produce wines that combine hedonism with elegance. The fruit passes the sorting table twice on arrival at the winery to ensure only the best bunches make it through before they are crushed at low pressure to avoid the extraction of any bitter tannins.
For this Premier Cru, only 60% of the wine is aged in oak to not overpower the purity ant character of Chardonnay.
1998 was a good vintage, fairly warm, hence a beautiful texture on the palate. It also has a beautiful complexity showing aromas of roasted hazelnut, white chocolate and white truffle.
The palate is dense and creamy with hints of ripe, almost dried, stone fruit and confit lemon zest. The chalky minerality, typical of the appellation, gives an exceptional balance to the wine.
Les Charmes is among the best Premier Crus and gives this textured mouth feel and a lingering finish
The complexity of this fantastic wine is a delight paired with our fillet of halibut, mussels, Wiltshire truffles and chanterelles