2014 Rouge Vieilles Vignes Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot
|Sub-district||Côte de Beaune|
Lighter on its feet, cherry, strawberry, with some toasty oak notes, grippy rich tannins, again red fruit, cherry, strawberry, stony depth, decent acidity, with some wood notes on the finish. Drinking range: 2017 - L&S (Nov 2015)
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(45 to 50 year old vines situated in 6 separate lieux-dits). A discreet hint of wood frames the very fresh and bright red cherry, plum and earth aromas that also display a hint of pepper. There is a bit more volume to the supple, vibrant and nicely delineated medium-bodied flavors that offer solid depth and length on the balanced and moderately firm finish. While this should be approachable young it should also reward a few years of bottle age. 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 of three, one of whom worked at L&S for a stretch, learning the retail ropes.
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