Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Caillerets" 2008, Paul Pillot
The second wine in six Chassagne 1er crus tasted blind. This bottle of 2008 from Paul Pillot won plaudits from the tasting team -- including no less than four ex-Captains of the Cambridge "All The Fine Burgundy You Can Drink" blind-tasting team. A lemony first nose with hints of lime. This then becomes riper with sweet apple and pear -- really gorgeous. Ends up on a honeyed note. The best is yet to come. In the mouth this Chassagne 1er Cru from Paul Pillot is balanced, elegant, fruit-driven, with a dry finish and impressive length. A very well made wine and suggests 2008 will be impressive in 2 years time. Photo shows Chassagne vineyards in April 2009.