Grandson of Etienne Sauzet, one of Burgundy's most famed vignerons, with experience as winemaker at Olivier Leflaive, Jean-Marc is a man of great practice with the talent of someone for whom winemaking runs in his blood. His wines wonderfully display terroir. With richness of flavour yet lightness of touch, they are always a delight to open: particularly in the company of charming Jean-Marc himself or his adult daughter, Lydie, who works alongside him.
Outer quote mark The 2017 Puligny-Montrachet opens in the glass with notes of buttered apples, white peach, blanched almonds and dried white flowers. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, pure and precise, with bright acids, good depth and tension at the core, and a long, mouthwatering finish. This is one of Boillot's more reserved 2017s, and it will reward at least a couple of years in the cellar. This was a terrific set of releases from Jean-Marc Boillot, who has captured all the charm and succulence of the 2017 vintage in wines that will offer a broad window of drinkability. Of particular note are Boillot's forays into the Mâconnais and Montagny, appellations whose grapes he vinifies as he does his more celebrated appellations from the Côte de Beaune. The result is wines of uncommon class and elegance that offer superb value. (4/2019). 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate