Eric Boissenot • World’s Most Important Wine Consultant

Eric Boissenot and CH’NG Poh Tiong at Chateau Beychevelle on 10 May 2022

Two weeks ago, I saw Eric Boissenot – the world’s most important wine consultant – twice in three days.

I have known his father, the late, great Jacques Boissenot (1938 – 2014), right-hand man to Bordeaux’s first modern-day wine consultant Professor Emile Peynaud (1912 – 2004), his mother Anna-Marie, Eric and his wife Christine, for 20 years.

Our recent first catch-up was dinner at Chateau Beychevelle hosted by the Saint-Julien estate’s GM & Chief Winemaker Philippe Blanc on 10 May 2022.

Two days later, it was to taste Eric’s delicious Chateau les Vimieres le Tronquera 2021 – a pure 100% Merlot Margaux – and lunch with Anna-Marie, Christine and him. Being in the Boissenot home again in Lamarque, precious memories of other visits came flooding back.

Anna-Marie’s salad was so refreshing I had two helpings, and the egg-battered veal absolutely yummy. So too Chateau les Vimieres le Tronquera 2010.

Chateau les Vimieres le Tronquera is a pure 100% Merlot carrying the Margaux AOC

Eric Boissenot consults for all four Médoc First Growths. His clients number more than 150

Eric Boissenot grandmother’s old transistor radio keeps him company when he is working in the cellar

Eric Boissenot’s name and reputation are spoken with the greatest respect in Bordeaux. The world’s most important wine consultant counts more than 150 clients including:

Lafite
Margaux
Latour
Mouton
Leoville Las Cases
Leoville Barton
Ducru Beaucaillou
Montrose
Pichon Baron
Pichon Comtesse
Cos d’Estournel
Brane Cantenac
Rauzan Segla
Calon Segur
Beychevelle
Kirwan

Like his father Jacques before him, Eric Boissenot is unbelievably humble, exceptionally talented, and a wonderful friend. 

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