2015 1er Cru Caillerets Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot
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A different register to the Chassagnes, surprisingly mineral again, lovely freshness. All the fat of the vintage and intensity and length too. Very attractive. Drinking range: 2019 - 2024 L&S (Nov 2016)
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Fairly understated nose, but a lovely stone and flint character on the palate, with a vibrant green apple fruit on the finish. Less fleshy than many a Meursault, but very enjoyable. Drinking range: 2017 - 2027 Rating: 17+ Richard Hemming MW - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2017)
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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