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Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet Les Chaumes 2013

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A white Burgundy with sensational character…and if you like Chardonnay, it should be on your “MUST TRY” list.

Producer/Winery: Jean-Marc Pillot; Domaine Jean Pillot et Fils; Chassagne-Montrachet, France.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Appellation: Chassagne-Montrachet; Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $52.20 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Seared Ahi tuna, mac & cheese and asparagus.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Unique crystal clear oat straw color in the glass. Vanilla dominates, but there are also lots of citrus and smoky aromas (A+ for aroma). Smooth initial taste with a medium body, crisp acidity, more than a little mineral, pear, lingering citrus and complex layers of succulent fruit (easy A for taste). Than we come to the spectacular finish…very,very long, dryish and just a slight up turn of tart citrus at the end, but it doesn’t end there…the citrus after-taste goes on forever (A++ for finish). This was a MEMORABLE White Burgundy…fabulous with the seared tuna and equally good drinking after the dinner. This goes near the top of our list of “All time best Chardonnays”. It should be noted that we purchased this wine at The Caviste Wine Shop in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and brought it to California. We expected to do an Old World/New World blind tasting of Chardonnay, but just never could put together a group of people that liked Chardonnay. In the end Vicky and I really appreciated it. This was a white Burgundy with sensational character…and if you like Chardonnay, it should be on your “MUST TRY” list.

    She said: Clear golden yellow color. The sparkling brightness of the wine immediately set me up for a good experience and I was not disappointed. With a lovely vanilla aroma with citrus accents the wine offered a taste treat of fruit flavors with a slight hint of smokiness, medium body, delicious smoothness, and outstanding balance. The finish was very long, full of flavor and noteworthy. At $52.20 it was a special wine and worthy of a much fancier dinner than the mac & cheese!

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Alcohol Content: 13%

UPC Code: NA

Imported by: Rosenthal Wine Merchant; New York, New York.

Photo from Rosenthal Wine Merchant.