2016 1er Cru Vergers Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot
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Super - this is like a perfect mix of the last two (Chassagne Village & Puligny) - bright and fresh - no tartness to the acidity - just bright and clean. I love the ripeness and the concentration. A delicious feel. Concentration comes from the poor yield. Some vines had just one bunch on them - so this is intense. But good too. I like it. Has the concentration, but not the over-ripeness. L&S (Oct 2017)
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(from Les Pasquelles). There is a mildly exotic element to the white peach, lychee and mandarin orange-suffused nose. The dense, intense and powerful large-scaled flavors brim with sappy dry extract as well as fine complexity and persistence on the palate coating finish. This too is a big wine that is slightly atypical due to the exoticism but quite impressive all the same. Drinking range: 2022 - Rating: 92 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jun 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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