Domaine GENOT-BOULANGER (Meursault) -- 2015 Part II -- Whites Tasted from Cask Sample

For background on this estate and the 2015 vintage, see here.

2015 is underrated as a white wine vintage in the Côte d’Or, and it’s producers such as Genot-Boulanger who demonstrate that fact.

2015 Savigny-les-Beaune
This wine comes from three well-placed village lieux-dits: Goudelettes, Godeaux, and Saucours. (This is the only white wine that the domaine does not vinify on a parcel-by-parcel basis.) It is entirely from Chardonnay, and the vines date to the 1960s and the 1980s. The nose is stony and mineral. The mouth is ripe but still elegant, and it is energetic, clear, and mineral. White Savigny is not well-known outside of Burgundy, but it can be a very original wine, as this one is, definitely worth seeking out. (89-92)

2015 Meursault    Clos du Cromin
Just a village wine, but worthy of a very successful premier cru, this wine has classic Meursault lime blossom aromas. The mouth shows lemon and lemon curd flavors, finesse, length, and good linearity. (90-94)

2015 Meursault     Meix Chavaux
The soils are sandier here than those of the Clos du Cromin. The wine here is stonier, mineral, and shows great finesse to go with lightness, purity, and length. (90-93)

2015 Puligny-Montrachet   Les Nosroyes
This wine shows finesse and more breadth than the Meix Chavaux with good minerality, golden fruit, and outstanding length. Genot-Boulanger’s parcel here touches the Puligny premier cru Clos de la Mouchère. (90-93)

2015 Chassagne-Montrachet   1er Cru     Les Vergers
The Chassagne-Vergers is light on the palate and pure. It is a bit sweeter and not as mineral or precise as the Nosroyes. (88-91)

2015 Puligny-Montrachet     1er Cru     La Garenne
The vines here date to the 1940s and 1950s. This wine is light on the palate with finesse and a touch of sugar showing. But there’s good precision and minerality here along with length. The wine needs more time to come together, though. (90-94)

2015 Meursault    1er Cru   Bouchères
The Meursault-Bouchères is fine with lightness on the palate, length, good minerality, and stoniness. It’s an excellent wine in the lighter style for this vineyard (which in the wrong hands often can be somewhat heavy and plodding). (91-94)

2015 Puligny-Montrachet    1er Cru   Folatières
The Folatières shows more depth and structure than the Bouchères while still retaining the finesse and minerality. But this wine will need some time in bottle to show its full potential. (91-95)

2015 Corton-Charlemagne
Genot-Boulanger’s Corton-Charlemagne comes from the Charlemagne part of the vineyard, high on the hill and in the traditional Corton-Charlemagne location. Yields here were quite low in 2015, in the neighborhood of 20-25 hl/ha. The nose is quite pure with lime fruit. The body here is fuller than those of the foregoing wines, but there is still plenty of finesse here, along with depth and length. The wine is extremely energetic, yet also presents and overall calm in the mouth.  (92-96)