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Less open and obvious than the Vide Bourse for now, but the volume and mineral is here. As so often this is less sunny and smiling at this stage, but full of coiled energy. Very long. Drinking range: 2017 - 2022 L&S (Nov 2014)
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This is routinely Laurent Pillot’s best wine and so it is again in 2013 with its cool and restrained nose that offers up notes of petrol, smoke, pear and green apple along with a fragrant array of floral elements. There is outstanding richness and fine intensity to the delicious and stony middle weight plus flavors that deliver strikingly good depth and persistence on the complex, clean, dry and citrusy finish. This too is going to require at least 4 to 5 years of cellaring and reward most of a decade if you can wait. 2021+ Rating: 92 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jun 2015)
Introvert with more mineral-esque character than most of this producer’s 2013s. But just a bit sour on the finish. Very solid. Drink 2018-2025 Drinking range: 2018 - 2025 Rating: 16+ Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2015)
Laurent Pillot’s whites are particularly stylish in 2013, but this is the pick of the line up. High toned and focused, it has lots of smoky, gunflint notes on the nose, pithy acidity, flavours of citrus peel and subtle oak and considerable underlying concentration. Reasonable prices aren’t the only thing to admire here. Drinking range: 2015 - 2023 Rating: 94 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com(Jan 2015)
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 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 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) - he now helps Laurent with all aspects of the wine-making and viticulture at the domaine. 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 last year as 'an address that deserves to be better-known'. Great value and real pleasure across their range.
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