Red Half-bottles


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Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot

Laurent manages to pack in a lot alongside his running of the vineyards. 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 being a father of three, one of whom (elder son Adrien) worked at L&S at the end of 2015. Laurent's wines have long been L&S favourites for value in both red and white, and as William Kelley has noted this year, writing about Laurent's top red, the Pommard Rugiens, in Decanter, this 'an address that deserves to be better-known'.
2016 POMMARD Tavannes Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot

2016 POMMARD Tavannes Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot

Half-bottles, case of 12

This has just been racked and moved from barrel to tank - to make space for the big harvest of 2017s that need space now in barrels. Despite this 'unrest' the wine is impressively calm and together. This has just been racked and moved from barrel to tank - to make space for the big harvest of 2017s that need space now in barrels. Despite this 'unrest' the wine is impressively calm and together. Very nice. Good flow, easy feel, but not simple. Red fruits dominate and add a piquancy to the richly weighty matter. L&S (Oct 2017)

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Domaine Thierry Mortet

Thierry has only limited volumes of Premier cru and no Grands Crus, so has remained discreetly under the radar despite our best efforts! Three or four days of cold maceration are followed by two weeks of fermentation, with just a touch of cooling to keep the temperature around 31-33C (below 35, at least), then into barrel, all second use or older for the Bourgogne, with 30% new wood on the Gevrey, and 50% on the Clos Prieur. Certified organic and in biodynamic conversion, Thierry's wines are fine and precise, tangy and long, never massive, but not unsubstantial all the same.
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2016 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN Domaine Thierry Mortet

2016 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN Domaine Thierry Mortet

Half-bottles, case of 24

Toasty nose, but very pretty fruit. Quite tight almost green undergrowth notes. Very gentle, super fine grip. Sparkly acidity. Nice poise. Finishes on a riper fruit note strawberries and some plum in Toasty nose, but very pretty fruit. Quite tight almost green undergrowth notes. Very gentle, super fine grip. Sparkly acidity. Nice poise. Finishes on a riper fruit note strawberries and some plum in the middle Delicious. Nicely rounded out middle but this is also pure with tight lines. L&S (Oct 2017)

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Domaine des Lambrays

Thierry Brouin is handing over the reins to Boris Champy, but is still on hand for now, we had a great tasting with both of these delightful (and hugely talented) men in October to assess the 2016 vintage, which is looking fantastic. The team continues to do a magnificent job at this monopole Grand Cru vineyard which is very well-placed next to Clos de Tart at the top of the village of Morey-Saint-Denis. The wines are opulent and rich yet still well-defined and freshly fragrant, and there's a tiny volume of top-notch Puligny too.
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2016 CLOS DES LAMBRAYS Grand Cru Domaine des Lambrays

2016 CLOS DES LAMBRAYS Grand Cru Domaine des Lambrays

Half-bottles, wood case of 12

Nice nose. Gently rich and warm. Nice woody spices. Touch smokey. On Palate there is a younger feel. Sculpted and sprightly with juicy acidity. Lovely ripe fruit, but so much more fresh and tart. Nice nose. Gently rich and warm. Nice woody spices. Touch smokey. On Palate there is a younger feel. Sculpted and sprightly with juicy acidity. Lovely ripe fruit, but so much more fresh and tart. Great texture, wood seems to fit in so well. Deliciously integrated. Tricky season there was the frost - although not a big deal in Morey then it stayed cold. June was tricky. Some Mildew which killed a lot of fruit that had survived the Frost! By July and August conditions were excellent - and all turned out nice. Assemblage was done in March 2017 after the Malolactic had finished - so from barrel we could taste the final blend already. 85% whole Bunch. 30% more available in 2016 than 2015. L&S (Oct 2017)

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