2014 1er Cru Morgeot Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot

Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Beaune
Village Chassagne Montrachet
Classification 1er Cru
Vineyard Morgeot

From two parcels in the higher reaches of Morgeot. Quite intense and tense on the nose. And then lemony and herbal on the palate. Not one of the most reserved, and probably not that long living, but delivering lots of pleasure at a non-ridiculous price.
17 (Jan 2016)

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The 2014 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot has an understated bouquet cut from the same cloth as the Les Vergers at the moment. I would like to see more character come through. The palate is well balanced and shows a tad more complexity than the Vergers, nice and saline in the mouth with hints of lime and dried honey filtering through on the refined if slightly short finish. Give this another year in bottle.
89 (Jan 2016)


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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