Jean Marc Pillot

Jean-Marc Pillot has now taken over the running of this 10-hectare Domaine in Chassagne Montrachet from his father Jean. He is a trained oenologist and has propelled the domaine into the top rank of Chassagne producers. Unfortunately demand for his wines has soared worldwide and as a result, stocks are limited. Buy while stocks remain! These wines seem to possess everything – richness and depth of fruit, the classic firmness of a great Chassagne and a long, smooth and harmonious finish. JASPER MORRIS MW

Jean-Marc Pillot’s 2015 crus were among the most minerally examples of their vintage that I tasted this spring—this in addition to their silky, rich textures. They’re about much more than simply varietal fruit.

Pillot describes 2015 as a heatwave vintage but noted that the wines are opulent and tasty, with better acidity than the 2009s. With just a couple of exceptions, his maximum yield in 2015 for Chardonnay was a moderate 40 hectoliters per hectare. His top 2015s display the inner-mouth lift to support mid-term aging. For his part Pillot suggests starting to drink them in five years—before the 2014s. STEPHEN TANZER