Under the Radar producers – Laurent Pillot Chassagne 1er cru Morgeot

by Andrew Hooper

Father and son Fernand and Laurent Pillot are 4th and 5th generation winemakers in Chassagne Montrachet and LEA & SANDEMAN are proud to have sold their wines for a number of years now. The 2011’s that we showed recently continue their fine tradition of quality.F&L Pillot

“The Pillots have made some of the best value white wines of the vintage.”
Tim Atkin MW

All prices quoted below are In Bond prices. For Duty Paid prices and all other conditions please see the LEA & SANDEMAN web-site.

Saint Aubin 1er cru Sentier du Clou 2011 F&L Pillot (case of 12 £168)
“Lively and both rich and tight though there is not massive follow through. Very flattering.”
16 points, drink 2015-2020, Jancis Robinson MW

Puligny Montrachet Noyers Brets 2011 F&L Pillot (case of 12 £210)
“Tight and smoky and full of fruit. Very well done! GV”
17 points, drink 2015-2021, Jancis Robinson MW

Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru Champgains 2011 F&L Pillot (case of 12 £249)
“Rich and yet with racy lift. Chalky finish. Good energy. Broad spread across the palate.”
17 points, drink 2015-2023, Jancis Robinson MW

Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru Les Vergers 2011 F&L Pillot (case of 12 £249)
“Very tight and focused. Introvert and muscular.”
16.5+ points, drink 2016-2023, Jancis Robinson MW

Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru Vide Bourse 2011 F&L Pillot (case of 12 £306)
“Lively, transparent and racy. Slow burner. But quite rich on the end. Intriguing and convincing. Complex – not a word I have written often about 2011s.”
17 points, drink 2016-2023, Jancis Robinson MW

Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru Morgeot 2011 F&L Pillot (case of 12 £249)
“Rich and round. But a good green streak too. Rather succulent. With a firm finish. Long.”
17 points, drink 2016-2023, Jancis Robinson MW

The Pillots have made some of the best value white wines of the vintage, typified by this cashew and citrus fruit scented Chassagne. Minerally, taut and very complex, this is white winemaking of a high calibre.”
94 points, drink 2014-22, Tim Atkin MW

Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru Grandes Ruchottes 2011 F&L Pillot (case of 12 £321)
“All the wines from this Chassagne-based domaine are impressive in 2011, but this is the pick of the bunch: stylish, modern white Burgundy of a very high order. Forward. Rich and smoky, with creamy, lees-derived richness and superb definition.”
95 points, drink 2013-2020, Tim Atkin MW

The entire LEA & SANDEMAN range of 2011 Burgundy can be found on our web-site, complete with our and others’ tasting notes.


 

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