Domaine Philippe Colin
Philippe Colin continues to impress. A wonderful set of wines here as ever from the Bourgogne Blanc right through to the Grand Cru Chevalier Montrachet.
Yields were down on 2018 10-20% (so a normal size vintage as 2018 was a monster). No hail or diseases during the growing season, and whilst carrying up to 13.8% natural alcohol when harvested there were high levels of tartaric acid too so this and no battonage has ensured a freshness in the wines. They have a lot of concentration and structure, but great vivacity, focus and definition. Emmanuel suggests 2019 has the “matier” and intensity of 2014 with more of the generosity of the warmer vintages, definitely “Grand Year”. Our tough choice was to decide which and how many of the glorious and still amazing value 1er Cru Chassagnes to include in our En Primeur offering.