Monday, January 30, 2017

Chassagne-Montrachet 2015, Paul Pillot

This domaine has emerged as a quality producer in the last ten years which in Burgundy's geological timeframe is extremely recent. If you can't trace your family's vineyard ownership to the early nineteenth century when the revolution unlocked the land holdings of the church and nobility then you're an arriviste. The impact of 15% new oak barrels is evident on the nose in a positive way. Thick lemon flavour, lively, crystalline fruit, fresh, sappy with zing. Impressed by the freshness. Harnesses the positives of 2015 and controls the risks of too much body. Good value from the Justerini & Brooks stable. Scores 23-25/30 for a Chassagne. 

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