Paul Pillot alongside his children Thierry and Chrystelle, brought a new perspective and renewed energy to the estate which has led to a step change in quality. He uses a mixture of barrique and larger barrels to mature his wine and rarely uses more than 20% of new oak.
The 1er Cru Clos Saint Jean lies next door to their cellar and is surrounded by stone walls (Clos). Pure citrus aromas with great minerality and ample palate.
This is notably more floral with its gently spiced aromas of dark currant, black raspberry, earth and cool wet stone scents. There is fine detail and vibrancy to the wonderfully textured mineral-inflected flavors that possess not only a much finer mouth feel but also markedly better complexity on the balanced and beautifully persistent finish. This is excellent and recommended.- 91 pts Allen Meadows - Burghound