Note that [Exclusive Releases] mean that the wines are released before uploading onto site. For first dibs on updates and Exclusive Releases, please sign up for our newsletter hereWe have been working with this Domaine for several vintages now as we know that this is a hidden gem whose dedication and hard work have not gone unnoticed by the wine press.
Our instincts were proven right with the recent excellent reviews by the highly respected Burgundy critic Steve Tanzer. The prices are very reasonable considering the quality so we encourage you to buy some to squirrel away as early indications for the 2014 vintage release prices still points towards a continued rise.
We append the reviews below:
2013 Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet Les Vergers 1er Cru - $105/bt
Pale, bright yellow. Showy aromas of pear, orange zest and minerals. Fruitier and sweeter than the 2014 version, offering a fleshiness that that wine currently lacks. ("The 2014 is rigid, like the 2010," notes Pillot.) This lovely pliant, harmonious wine finishes with excellent lemony lift. -- Stephen Tanzer 92
2013 Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot Les Fairendes 1er Cru - $105/bt
Pale straw-yellow. Perfumed, nuanced aromas of lime, lemon, wild herbs, white pepper, minerals and anise convey a very fresh, cool style of Morgeot. Densely packed and youthfully tight, showing very good energy and definition. But with its strong citrussy acidity, this wine is less harmonious and more austere in the early going than the Vergers. A finishing touch of lemon peel gives the aftertaste a slight bitterness but this premier cru offers terrific potential. -- Stephen Tanzer 92+?
Aromas of peach and fresh apricot convey an impression of sweetness. Dense and fleshy but closed in the mouth, delivering pure wet-stone minerality in a rather austere package. Like the young 2014, this will need time in bottle to express itself.
-- Stephen Tanzer 92+?
From vines 100 years old, Pale, bright yellow. Aromas of mandarin orange and crushed lime, plus a yeasty, biscuity note I associate with Champagne from Le Mesnil; initially lifted by a floral element but closed down with air. Tactile and compellingly complex, with strong mineral-driven acidity framing the citrus of citrus fruits, crushed stone and flowers. Sweeter and less austere than the Caillerets. Really spreads out and echoes on the chewy, slowly mounting finish. It's rare to find such a low crop level with such healthy acidity (4.5 grams per liter, according to Pillot). With its outstanding depth of flavor, this wine should last a long time. -- Stephen Tanzer 94
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