Domaine Paul Pillot

Les Pitangerets Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay

9.21 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Saint-Aubin, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Will Stanley

Revisiting an appellation whose wine I haven’t tried for years: Saint Aubin. The Pitangeret lieu-dit straddles the border with Chassagne, overlooking en Remilly and is classified a premier Cru. This 2017 by Dom. Paul Pillot (headed up by the young Thierry) is a commendable wine from an exciting producer. The wax seal makes for an attractive bottle.

Burnt butter and lime peel dominate the nose, with toasty oak, wet stone, struck match and after two hours’ air a little toffee.

The palate is gorgeous, very taut, direct and vibrant, with a juicy core of lime juice, granny Smith apple, Meyer lemon, finishing with medium length and a touch of vanilla. At around £35, this is a good value Burg that I’ll look out for again.

Revisiting an appellation whose wine I haven’t tried for years: Saint Aubin. The Pitangeret lieu-dit straddles the border with Chassagne, overlooking en Remilly and is classified a premier Cru. This 2017 by Dom. Paul Pillot (headed up by the young Thierry) is a commendable wine from an exciting producer. The wax seal makes for an attractive bottle.

Burnt butter and lime peel dominate the nose, with toasty oak, wet stone, struck match and after two hours’ air a little toffee.

The palate is gorgeous, very taut, direct and vibrant, with a juicy core of lime juice, granny Smith apple, Meyer lemon, finishing with medium length and a touch of vanilla. At around £35, this is a good value Burg that I’ll look out for again.

Mar 2nd, 2021