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2008 Pillot Paul, Chassagne-Montrachet Clos Saint JeanSep. 2011
Medium-plus colour. The nose is deep with a subtle oak toast and dark berries overlaid with some violet notes. Lovely acidity and with it super mid-palate intensity. The flavours are dark and quite long-lasting with a little bitter-chocolate. Very understated tannin – overall this is a very good wine with decent value, selling at only 2/3rds the price of the white version.
2008 Pillot Paul, Jul. 2011
Dark colour. Likewise the fruit aromas are dark, mineral and herby – classic Chassagne. In the mouth this has very good acidity but with a dark fruit component that is its equal. Intense, with a little grain to the tannin. This is fun wine but it has intensity and focus too – a good 2008.
2008 Pillot Paul, St.Aubin Les CharmoisOct. 2010
Just a hint of sulfur, but there’s width and the impression of some Chassagne-style muscle. Lovely ripe flavours that are counterbalanced with a slightly tart acidity. Penetrating, really makes your mouth water for more.
2008 Pillot Paul, Chassagne-Montrachet Clos Saint JeanOct. 2010
There seems more power despite some relative understatement. Wider and fuller than the St.Aubin, though less over flavour. There’s a very nice mineral line that runs through this wine into the finish.
2008 Pillot Paul, Chassagne-Montrachet Grande MontagneOct. 2010
A very Chassagne nose of green herbs, plenty of detail yet not a little power. Width and very silky – there is acidity to die for. Slowly decays – quite different in style.
2008 Pillot Paul, Chassagne-Montrachet Les CailleretsOct. 2010
Understated, plenty of green herbs though seems just a little tight. This is also very silky, the acidity is more forward and really makes your mouth water – a chalky minerality too.
2008 Pillot Paul, Chassagne-Montrachet Les Grandes RuchottesOct. 2010
There are a few higher tones here again there is fine detail as a hallmark plus a faint creaminess. Again a very silky texture. The acidity just builds and build s and builds before decaying in the finish – yum!
2008 Pillot Paul, Chassagne-Montrachet La RomanéeOct. 2010
The aromas are more effusive but without loss of style. Fuller and rounder but the flavours are clearly more mineral than fruit. A reprise of flavour comes in the finish too when your mouth starts to water. Really fine – super!
2008 Pillot Paul, Chassagne-Montrachet Clos Saint JeanOct. 2010
Rouge. Lovely colour. Depth, lots interest. Dark red fruits that are gorgeously detailed. Velvet but very much background tannin. The acidity is well-enough covered. A long acid-cherry driven finish. A wine I’d definitely buy – to save!
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