Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Clos de la Mouchere" 2005, Henri Boillot
This is the 20th vintage vinified by Henri Boillot, the domaine was previously called Domaine Jean Boillot. This clos must form part of one of the larger Puligny 1er crus because it is not identified even in detailed maps. Just six years after the harvest this Puligny 2005 sports a deep yellow colour. Initial subtle aromas of cepes and creme anglaise. Then vanilla and cinnamon -- evolved oak aromas. Huge impact on the palate! Very concentrated, spiced, cooked apple. Very thick, potent alcohol, present tannins, rich apricot fruit, this is gigantic, conjures the idea of a cask strength Puligny. There is an unfortunate edge of oxidization, a frequent complaint about the ripe fruit-driven 2005s which often lack acidity. This is fully evolved and should not be cellared any longer. Many thanks to the Renaissance man, Ammar, for this cadeau.