2019 Pierre Boisson Bourgogne Blanc Les Herbeux
Previously released under the Domaine Boisson-Vadot label, wines from their holdings are now made and presented under the labels of Bernard Boisson's children; his son Pierre Boisson and daughter Anne Boisson. While the two children vinify separately, they share the same cellar in Meursault, and produce wines that are more similar than they are different. Vine age is impressive, with many plots over 60 years old, and no herbicides or fertilisers used. Wines are fermented wild in barrel, thereafter raised in oak for 19-22 months, with no more than 30% new oak used predominantly for the top cuvées.
Boisson’s parcel of the Herbeux climat was planted in 1961, and the vineyard is just east of the Meursault village bordering Lafon’s ‘Clos de la Barre’. Bottled unfiltered after 18 months in oak, 10% being new.
The 2019 Bourgogne Blanc Les Herbeux derives from an early-ripening site, and the result is a fleshier, richer wine, evocative of pear, confit citrus and toasted almonds. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and concentrated, it's more gourmand in style. Drink 2021 - 2029.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2022)