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Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne Montrachet Premier Cru Caillerets 2009
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
As one would expect, this is more elegant as well as more complex with a layered and wonderfully fresh nose offering up notes of spiced pear, white peach and acacia blossom with stone hints that also suffuse the pure, detailed and round flavors that are perhaps more generous than usual as they coat the palate with sap on the tension-filled and explosive finish that is dry, serious and strikingly persistent.
Range: 91-93 points.
Range: 91-93 points.
The domaine is dominated by its production of white wines but there are important cuvées of red wine produced here as well. Vineyard holdings are spread throughout the village of Chassagne with subsidiary parcels in Puligny, Santenay, Meursault and Remigny (to the south). This breadth of real estate enables the Pillot family to produce a stunning range of wines that put on brilliant display the intricacies of terroir in this southern tier of the Cote de Beaune. The estate's jewels are its premier crus blancs (Baudines, Chenevottes, Macherelles, Vergers, Morgeot, Caillerets, La Maltroie and Champs Gain) and premier cru rouges (Macherelles, Morgeot, Clos St.Jean), all within the boundaries of Chassagne Montrachet. However, one should not overlook several gems that come from less exalted appellations, such as the Bourgogne Blanc "Grands Champs", the Bourgogne Rouge "Grandes Terres", and the expressive Santenay Rouge "Champs Claude"; and, of course, there are the fine village wines in both white and red from Chassagne. Jean-Marc also accesses grapes in very limited quantities from interesting appellations like his Montagny 1er Cru "Les Gouresses" and Saint Romain Blanc “La Perriere”.