Domaine Philippe Colin Bourgogne Blanc
Another great showing from Philippe, certainly belying any early doubts we had about the potential for high quality whites from 2018. Early harvesting (starting 1st September) and abundant yields (50-60hl/ha) have ensured typicity, pH levels to balance the ripeness, and helped avoid excessive concentration. The definition of the fruit and transparency to the terroir impresses with Philippe’s continuing preference for large oak barrels (the crus use up to 30% new oak but two thirds tonneau for better integration) really paying dividends. We normally choose to concentrate on two out Philippe’s four individual 1er Cru Chassagne sites but were sufficiently impressed by the quality here to offer three.
From two parcels, a high site in Saint Aubin giving minerality and freshness and another Chassagne (harvested a full week later) for the power and richness, and aged in old tonneau. Warm apple fruit and good definition, sweet and sappy, with charm, sufficient intensity and drive, and a pleasing finish.Tom, Wine Guru
The 2018 Bourgogne Blanc comes half from Chassagne-Montrachet and half from Saint-Aubin and had already been bottled. It has a pleasant apple blossom and nutmeg-tinged bouquet that is pretty and pure. The palate is straightforward with a slightly waxy texture, offering pineapple chunks and a slathering of white chocolate toward what you might call a "punter-friendly" finish. Neal Martin, Vinous
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Domaine Philippe Colin
The quiet star of Chassagne Montrachet
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