This cuvée includes Laurent's parcels of Boudriotte and Fairendes, which can be declared separately, along with Petit Clos, (which is under La Romanée, on the road to Santenay). Really 'gourmand', a greedy sort of wine, appetising and mouthfilling and moreish all at once. Really very good in this concentrated vintage.L&S (Dec 2013)
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Smoke, toast, vanilla and sweet spice aromas and flavors envelop the peach and apple fruit in this generous white. Balanced, this stays vibrant and persistent. Best from 2017 through 2025. Drinking range: 2015 - 2025 Rating: 93 Bruce Sanderson, The Wine Spectator (Jun 2015)
A discreet touch of wood frames slightly riper aromas of dried yellow-fleshed fruit, pepper and floral scents. This is markedly bigger and richer than the Vergers with good muscle to the delicious medium weight flavors that coat the palate with dry extract on the lingering finish where a hint of youthful bitterness appears. The phenolics appear to be quite ripe so my suspicion is that the bitterness is sulfur based rather than anything relating to under ripeness. 2017+ Rating: 90 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jun 2014)
The 2012 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot has a pretty bouquet with subtle tangerine and marmalade scents that are tightly coiled at present. The palate is medium-bodied with a dash of shave ginger on the entry. There is a pleasing weight in the mouth and relatively fiery finish that lingers tenderly. This is a very satisfying Morgeot. Drink now-2018. Rating: 91 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Mar 2014)
Rating: 91 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com (Jan 2014)
Attractive stony character and apricot fruit. Really mineral on the palate too – despite the plump, generous fruit. Really nicely done. 2014-2014 Rating: 17 Richard Hemming MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jan 2014)
Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot
The origins of the Pillot family in Chassagne can be traced back to the eighteenth century, when they seem to have been coopers more than vignerons. In the nineteenth century they abandoned barrel-making in favour of enlarging the property in Chassagne. Fernand and Laurent, who is the fourth generation, added to it again in 1992, and then in 2001 Laurent's wife Marie-Anne inherited half of her family's property, the Pommard domaine of Pothier-Rieusset, and Laurent and his father bought the other half. The domaine now stands at 14.5 hectares of vines across almost the whole length of the Côte de Beaune from Santenay to Beaune.
The Domaine is worked according to organic principles and are ploughed – no chemical weedkillers are used. They have also been members of the Dephy-ECO-phyto group, which works to reduce the number of treatments using copper sulphate, since 2012.
Laurent has always managed to pack in a lot alongside his running of the vineyard. He has his own plane which he flies to all corners of France, used keep and hunts hawks, and conducts the Chassagne brass band as well as dabbling in Mayoral duties - on top of being a father of three, Anaïs, Adrien and Eugène. They are all mad about the alps and disappear up the mountains at regular intervals.
Laurent's eldest son Adrien has been travelling the world making wine all over the place for the last few years having completed his training in Beaune. Bringing back lessons learnt in Australia, South Africa and California (and from a stint at Lea & Sandeman), During harvest Adrien is now the one in the winery while Laurent takes charge of the picking team. The wines have long been L&S favourites in both red and white - they represent excellent value, and they age very well too, despite being attractive young. The whites are precise and pure, and not lacking for body and generosity, while the reds are velvety and juicy, beautifully balanced even if drunk young on their expressive Pinot fruit. The domaine was rightfully heralded in Decanter Magazine as 'an address that deserves to be better-known'. Great value and real pleasure across their range.
Read more about Adrien here in this recent Forbes article here.
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