2017 Domaine Paul Pillot Bourgogne Rouge 750ml
Paul Pillot is quickly becoming one of my new favorite producers in Burgundy. Now run by Thierry Pillot, 4th generation winemaker who took over the estate in 2004, this Domaine has really taken off in the past few years with 2015 – 2017 really shining. Thile the Domaine puts an emphasis on their Chassagne and Saint Aubin properties, don’t sleep on their Bourgogne Blanc and Rouge offerings. You will find these wines are drinking far above their price point! The 2017 Bourgogne Rouge really encapsulates the overall quality of this producer with amazing balance of fruit and floral as soon as you open the bottle. Coming from Estate owned sites near Chagny and Remigny this wine shows bright Bing Cherry with milk chocolate, and whole black peppercorn. The palate brings out the floral notes of violets and rose bud to compliment the wild red fruits and slight spiciness.