Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet Les Champs-Gain 2013
I’m a sucker for white Burgundy. I really am. When it’s good, it is the best wine in the world. Or at least the wine I want to drink the most of (along with its Chablis brethren). If only they were more reliable…
Anyway, this Jean-Marc Pillot is just delicious. Embryonic and almost aggressively acidic (thanks 2013) but so bloody refreshing because of it. Like fizz refreshment. Then you get all the lemon curd, white peach and vanilla bean of Chardonnay fruit, bounding off that nervy, grapefruit acidity? Wow. It bristles with power and acid, long and tantalising with a fight between deliciousness and rawness, all at once.
I’d easily pay the $150+ asking price for this. Best drinking: 2016-2025?. 18.7/20, 95/100+. Would I buy it? Please buy some for me.