GILLES BOUTON 2016 MIXED CASE
Coming in on the most recent Elden selections shipment, new wines from Gilles Bouton. Here's a mixed case to celebrate the arrival.
You get 4 bottles of each plus ground shipping:
Saint Aubin 1er Cru 'Champlots' 2016
From a steep south-west facing slope overlooking the village of Gamay, Les Champlots gets the full afternoon sun, and is hence always that bit more exuberant than the ‘En Remilly’ from the other side of the hill. Expressive, floral, and orange-blossom citric, it’s supple and well-balanced, with a smoky mineral in the finish.
Saint Aubin 1er Cru 'Murgers des Dents de Chiens' 2016
Gilles has two different parcels in this, the best known of the Saint-Aubin premier crus. One with old vines, situated near the Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Les Garennes’ (which he also makes), and the other near Puligny 1er Cru ‘Folatieres’. He makes these wine in double-sized barrels, 40% new oak, to tame the tannins. There is a deep, almost Meursault quality to the Dents de Chien, spicy and complex. Great continuity from attack, through mid-palate and on to a superb finish
Meursault 1er Cru 'Le Jeunelotte' 2016
La Jeunelotte sits up high in Blagny, next to La Piece sous le Bois, which makes it a special type of Meursault. It sit just the other side of a wall from Puligny-Montrachet ‘Sous le Puits’, so it’s got Puligny potential. But the soil is redder, and this is the zone where the infamous Meursault reds come from too. So there’s a dichotomy here. No question, though, about which side of the wall this one falls on. This is pure minerality, vibrant, almost wild, spicy and saline. Intense energy and gorgeous citrus complexity. This is not your grand-dad’s Meursault!