2013 1er Cru Champgains Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot
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The first tasted in the series Premier Cru Chassagnes, and after the incisive brightness of the Saint Aubin, this comes across and significantly broader, spicier. Quite full, it flows nicely across the palate with a supple purity. Drinking range: 2015 - 2020 L&S (Nov 2014)
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(from 10+ year old vines). Once again there is enough residual SO2 on the nose to warrant decanting this if you’re tempted to crack a bottle in its youth. I very much like the mouth feel of the crisp, intense and vibrant medium weight flavors that possess excellent depth and plenty of persistence on the balanced and restrained finale. This too should reward 6 to 8 years of cellaring and will need most of it before this can be enjoyably approached. 2020+ Rating: 91 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jun 2015)
Rating: 92 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com (Jan 2015)
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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