2019 Jean Marc Pillot Chassagne Montrachet Red 1er Cru Macherelles
Pillot’s Pinot Noir in the premier cru of “Les Macherelles” was planted in 1954, and this cuvée presents a riper, thicker profile than the “Vieilles Vignes” above, with a darker cast to the fruit. Sappy and powerful, this possesses an almost chewy mouthfeel, with a dry and tightly mineral impression on the concentrated finish.
BH 89-92 Points: Wild red berries, black cherry and earth serve as a pretty introduction to the rich and caressing middle weight flavors that also tighten up on the bitter cherry pit inflected finish where a touch of austerity eventually appears. This will need at least a few years as it too is relatively tightly wound.