Jean Dauvissat Chablis Montmains 1er Cru 2018 versus Paul Pillot St Aubin Pitangerets 1er Cru 2016
15 May 2021
I have done many comparisons for both wines, but I have never put this pair together to have a heads on clash.
For Paul’s Pitangerets, I have done two tests so far:
Paul Pillot, St Aubin 1er Cru Pitangerets 2016 & 2017 – click here to read review
Paul Pillot St Aubin 1er Cru Pitangerets 2015 and 2016 – click here to read review
As I also gave Jean Dauvissat’s Montmains 9.5 stars, check out the review here! , my objective of this tasting is to find out whether my scoring was accurate? Unashamedly I think I was spot on. Both tasted on par straight from the bottle. Both had this lively acidity that keeps attracting my palate. After some indulgent tasting, I found Pitangerets more “steely”, more minerality, while Montmains possessed a much more feminine character with more rounded taste, and the fruits were more penetrating. The buttery bouquet from the oak were in play for both wines when they were warmed up. Overall, Montmains still won by a whisker over Pitangerets and my preferred choice.