2019 Jean Marc Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge “Mes Vieilles Vignes”
Jean-Marc produces a remarkable red Chassagne-Montrachet from a hectare of 60-year-old vines, and the 2016 is noteworthy in its complexity—particularly for a villages-level wine. Far more structured than the Santenay above, this nonetheless offers a similar purity of fruit, plus a gently earthy, brambly edge which speaks clearly of its Chassagne-Montrachet origins. 100% whole-cluster.
BH 87-90 Points: Subtle but perceptible wood is present on the peppery aromas of dark currant, plum and warm earth. There is a relatively soft mouthfeel to the very round and suave flavors that flash a touch of rusticity on the mildly warm finish