2011 1er Cru Rugiens Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot
|Sub-district||Côte de Beaune|
After the Charmots this has a much blacker fruit style, an almost carbon blackness. Structural and solid, but still with good fruit all the way through, this needs a touch longer to come out properly. L&S (Jan 2013)
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Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot
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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