2011 Boisson Meursault - Don't Miss Value!

Posted by Ian McFadden

Boisson Meursault
2011 Pierre Boisson Meursault
2011 Anne Boisson Meursault
"Sous La Velle"
2011 Boisson-Vadot Meursault
"Les Grands Charrons"

The Meursaults of the Boisson family have caught fire here at Crush. The sad fact is that we receive far too few of them.

These are some of the most exciting Burgundies that we've tasted from a relatively unknown producer.

In short, these are Meursaults exactly as we like them: intensely mineral, nervy and yet, with the tell-tale Meursault nutty richness. They are also very fairly priced.

We've been working with these wines since 2007 and in tandem with watching these wines get better with each passing vintage our hunt has grown more intense. Finally, we've landed a decent amount.

For the quality they offer, these are some of the best values we know of in white Burgundy. This is especially so in 2011. If you go looking for these, you'll see that there's not much around. This goes a long way in explaining why the Boisson wines haven't blown up to a much bigger degree.

Before continuing we should tackle the confusing labeling. You'll see Pierre Boisson, Bernard Boisson-Vadot and Anne Boisson all on the labels. All of these are made collaboratively in the same cellar and share the same style. The details about why this is are less interesting, so we'll just leave it at saying that these are essentially the same wines.

To start with the specific wines, the basic Meursault is sourced from 30-50 year-old vines in the lieu-dits of Criots and Perchots. It was the Meursault that first got us excited about Boisson's wines. There's a level of complexity and elegance that you rarely encounter at this level.

Les Grands Charrons shows an enveloping richness that's backed by the acidity and emphatic minerality that makes all of the Boisson wines so satisfying. There's the classic richness and nuttiness of Meursault delivered with a nicely defined length. The Sous La Velle boasts a racier edge than the Charrons. There's a directness and elegance to the wine that's unforgettable.

Each of the bottlings show a different aspect of Meursault and are very much worth checking out. Their 2011s are some of the best we've tasted. There's a concentration, a clarity and a finesse to them that's really lovely.

They are all really limited. Please let us know how many you'd like and we'll try our best.

To order, reply to offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits