2014 1er Cru Boucherottes Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot
|Sub-district||Côte de Beaune|
Lovely ripe succulent strawberry and red cherry fruit, some wood. palate has grip and bite, core of ripe red fruits, toasty oak, elegant and balanced. Drinking range: 2017 - L&S (Nov 2015)
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Here too there is a gentle touch of wood setting off the restrained, indeed almost shy aromas of various dark berries that are liberally laced with spice and warm earth nuances. There is good vibrancy and once again fine detail to the medium-bodied flavors that exhibit a hint of minerality on the mildly rustic finish that is ever-so-slightly clipped though not really dry. Once again the balance isn’t perfect but I like this anyway as it is complex and refreshing. 2019+ Rating: 88 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Apr 2016)
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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