2014 1er Cru Sentier du Clou Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot
|Sub-district||Côte de Beaune|
|Vineyard||Sentier du Clou|
Bright full aromatics of toast, citrus, peach fruit, touch floral. Lovely weight of fruit, ripe citrusy, decent flesh, mineral, rich full acid, but plenty of richness, great length. L&S (Nov 2015)
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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.
Really rather rich and seductive on the nose. Nicely balanced – not too dramatic but this should deliver pleasure in a classic mould. Drinking range: 2016 - 2020 Rating: 16.5 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jan 2016)
The 2014 Saint Aubin 1er Cru Sentier du Clou has a light, chalk powder and lemon curd-scented bouquet that does not posses much vigor, yet is nicely defined. The palate is well balanced with a pleasant fatness in the mouth. It feels quite rounded, almost Chassagne-like in style with what for a Saint Aubin is quite an exotic, pineapple and guava-infused finish. Drinking range: 2017 - 2024 Rating: 88 Neal Martin, www.robertparker.com (Jan 2016)
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