William Kelley

"Laurent Pillot's son Adrien continues to take an increasing role at this Chassagne-Montrachet estate, and the domaine's wines have taken another step up in quality in 2020. Organic certification is underway in the vineyards, and in the winery, reds are destemmed and see long macerations. Élevage has been extended and their cooperage choices refined (Tonnellerie Billon is now a favorite). As I wrote last year, such evolutions should be seen as a continuation and extension of Adrien's father's work, since Laurent Pillot began working the soils in 2012 and fine-tuning élevage practices, as well as bottling under DIAM corks to ensure the reliable evolution of his whites in bottle. In the past, I've advised readers that this is one of the Côte de Beaune's underrated addresses, and that only becomes more apparent. The 2020s are the best wines I've tasted at this address, and everything here comes warmly recommended." William Kelley

2020 ratings by William Kelley 

White Wines

94+ Chassagne-Montrachet 1° cru blanc "Grandes Ruchottes"

93+ Chassagne-Montrachet 1° cru blanc "Vide Bourse" 

93 Meursault 1° cru " Caillerets "

93 Chassagne-Montrachet 1° cru " Les Fairendes "

92 Chassagne-Montrachet 1° cru blanc "Les Vergers" 

92 Chassagne-Montrachet 1° cru blanc "Morgeot"       

91 Chassagne-Montrachet 1° cru " Champgains " 

91 Saint-Aubin 1° cru " Sentier du Clou " 

90+ Chassagne-Montrachet "Les Chênes"

90 Puligny-Montrachet "Noyers Brets"

89 Chassagne-Montrachet

Red Wines

94+ Pommard 1° cru "Rugiens" 

93 Pommard 1° cru "Charmots" 

93 Chassagne-Montrachet 1° cru rouge "Morgeot"

92+ Pommard 1° cru "Clos de Vergers"   

92 Beaune 1° cru Boucherottes  

90+ Pommard "Les Tavannes"

90 Volnay

89 Chassagne-Montrachet "Vieilles vignes"

89 Santenay "Prarons Dessus"