2012 1er Cru Boucherottes Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot
|Sub-district||Côte de Beaune|
Almost as 'gourmand' as the Morgeot. Slightly smokier. Good drive. Tiny touch of bitterness defines the finish. Very good Beaune. L&S (Dec 2013)
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A moderately toasty nose evidences plenty of earth character along with notes of dark pinot fruit and plum. There is lovely richness and a beguiling texture to the concentrated, intense and muscular medium-bodied flavors that possess a fleshy mouth feel before terminating in a palate coating, complex and better balanced finish. This should both drink well young but reward up to a decade of cellaring as well. 2019+ Rating: 90 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Apr 2014)
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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