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2011 1er Cru Boucherottes Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot

Grapes Pinot Noir
Colour Red
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Beaune
Village Beaune
Classification 1er Cru
ABV 12.5%
Vineyard Boucherottes

Lovely wine of immediate charm - lucid and bright of flavour, supple and juicy.

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The somber and openly sauvage nose features notes of dark berries, pungent earth, humus and plenty of underbrush, all of which is trimmed in discreet wood notes. There is fine detail and plenty of energy to the delicious and solidly complex medium-bodied flavors that have a generous feel to them, indeed this is very Beaune in basic character. Worth considering. 2017+
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Laurent's wife Marie-Anne inherited half of her family's property, the Pommard domaine of Pothier-Rieusset, and he and his father have now bought the other half. The wines from this domaine represent excellent value, and they age very well too, despite being attractive young. Laurent's 1992 Grandes Ruchottes came top of a tasting of wines of that vintage in 2012, ahead of some supposedly much 'grander' domaines. Laurent manages to pack in a lot alongside his running of the vineyard. He has a sophisticated microlight which he flies to all corners of France, he keeps and hunts hawks, and conducts the Chassagne brass band as well as dabbling in Mayoral duties - on top of being a father.

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