2019 Jean-Marc Millot Bourgogne Passetoutgrain
Millot’s Passetoutgrain is made from 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Gamay from a single, co-planted, Flagey-Echézeaux plot just south of the road from Clos de Vougeot. These are clay over limestone soils, and the average age of the vines is more than 70 years old! These old vines are meticulously farmed, and the resulting wine is flat out astounding, especially given the modest price tag. Wonderfully lifted, aromatic and precise in this vintage. Sweet red berries, hard candy and crushed flowers inform the ethereal, graceful finish.
“Not surprisingly, Alix Millot at Domaine Jean-Marc Millot made some splendid wines in 2019. The wines live up to my – very high – expectations, and from the entry level to the Grands Echezeaux we find the vivacious style that is the trademark of 2019: hedonistic, in the best sense of the word.” -Steen Öhmann, Winehog
Jean-Marc Millot has been growing grapes and making estate bottled wines since 1992. With an amazing lineup of vineyards under his name, including 3 Grand Crus (Echezeaux, Grands Echezeaux, and Clos de Vougeot), it was clear this domaine was headed towards greatness. It wasn’t until his daughter, Alix, arrived in 2014 and took on the full grape growing and winemaking responsibilities that the domaine began reaching it’s incredible potential. The wines have that rare ability to provide immediate carnal pleasure, while having the stuffing to age for decades. Today they are some of the most sensually and downright delicious Burgundies being made.