Henri Boillot Clos de la Mouchere 1er Cru 2018 versus Jean Dauvissat Montmains 1er Cru 2018
30 Mar 2021
Henri Boillot Clos de la Mouchere is my go-to wine when it comes to 1er Cru level white burgundies, as I have full faith with it’s quality that year in, year out it has never failed me with very reliable quality.
Meanwhile, Jean Dauvissat Montmains 1er Cru is a new found love from Chablis, and I recently rated it 9.5 stars, thus I want to put two of them together for a showdown. It’s like Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor, the biggest money fight. A whiff of both and one can tell Clos de la Mouchere has the winning poise, with loads of expression, while the Montmains was shy and muted.
A sip and it’s already a KO punch thrown by Clos de la Mouchere, as the acidity was so prominent, and the fruits were so jammed packed with solid elements, not for the faint-hearted. Montmains was able to match the acidity but the fruits could not be on par with Clos de la Mouchere. However, not all were lost for Montmains, it still put up a strong fight as the content difference wasn’t so big. The counter punch from Montmains came when the wines warmed up slightly. Somehow the Clos de la Mouchere “disintegrated” with it’s flavor and style, while Montmains maintained a very good composure, still able to throw good punches.
I couldn’t pick a winner, as both are solid fighters in their own way. A well deserving truce to end the showdown.
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