The 2004 was mature and ready to drink. It boasted delicious ripe black berry fruit, cigar box spice, cinnamon and vanilla. It had a wonderful velvety texture with superb structure and a terrific herbal note on the finish, reminiscent of freshly cut hay. The 2006 on the other hand seemed quite young with a more closed nose of red and black fruits, green peppers and stony minerality. The 2006 seemed much more elegant in style and could outshine the 2004 in a few years time.
Before the reds, Will and I convinced his dad that the Chassagne-Montrachet, 1er Cru Clos Saint Jean 2005 by Paul Pillot simply had to be cracked open. I am a huge fan of white Burgundy and was simply in heaven. Superb concentration, delicious citrus and peach flavours with a streak of minerality bringing great freshness to this stunning white wine. Pillot at its absolute best.
I cannot wait until our next visit!