2016 1er Cru Morgeot Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot
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This is very attractive. Bright fruit notes, but full too. Good clean, obvious fun. Quite a presence. Long, and the more mineral core keeps on pushing. No chance to make Les Fairandes this year, all in with this. Lemon and ripe limes. A superb citrus cocktail of bright flavours and cut here. L&S (Oct 2017)
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A background application of wood sets off notes of citrus zest, resin and a whiff of matchstick character. There is excellent volume to the very rich and concentrated medium weight plus flavors that coat the palate with dry extract that imparts a sappy texture to the plump yet powerful finish. Drinking range: 2023 - Rating: 90 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jun 2018)
Fuller and less saline than their Noyers Brets Puligny, but with just as much fruit and an attractive caramel note to the finish. Rich, complex, satisfying. Drinking range: 2018 - 2028 Rating: 17+ Richard Hemming MW - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2018)
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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