Type: White Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Jean Marc Pillot
Country: France Region: Burgundy
District: Chassagne Montrachet
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
(AG=93-95) (Pillot has six barrels of this juice for the first time, still a relatively low 27 hectoliters per hectare): Bright medium yellow. Ripe peach and spices on the nose, plus an element of menthol minerality that reminded me of the Chenevottes. But this wine is at another level of concentration and tension, offering fully ripe yet saline and brisk flavors of yellow stone fruits, spices, flowers and minerals. Chewy, tactile and very long, with a spectacular resounding finish. This beauty boasts near-grand cru penetration and elegance. (12.9% natural alcohol).
(AM=90-93) There is enough sulfur present to push the softly exotic blend of mandarin orange, passion fruit and discreet floral nuances to the background. The medium weight flavors are not as dense as they usually are but I very much like the texture and energy they offer as well as the fine depth and persistence on the notably firm finish. This will need a few years to absorb the sulfur but it should be worth the wait.