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2001 Pillet Virginie, CortonSep. 2006
Medium ruby-red. The nose is high-toned, sweet, powdery red fruit is the main impression. Like many 2001’s this is quite elegant, it has nice acidity and only faint tannin. What’s missing is definitely some ‘Corton oomph’. A nice wine but not really of grand cru standard.
2000 Pillet Virginie, CortonNov. 2005
Not entirely sure of the provenance of this wine, the label has in small letters – ‘par Dubreuil-Fontaine à Pernand’. Medium ruby red, right to the rim. Powdery red fruit on the nose, quite understated, gradually builds in intensity with redcurrant coming through. The palate is dense, sweet and fat, avoids the thin astringent aspect of many from the Côte de Beaune in 2000, but is obviously very ripe in the 2000 vernacular. Still quite primary but anyway pretty good
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