Domaine Philippe Colin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru 'Chaumées'

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This wine is sold En Primeur. Estimated delivery Spring 2021
  •   Burgundy, France
  •   Chardonnay
  •   2018

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 Clos Saint Abdon, a 1.5ha three-walled monopoles within Chaumée. There is now more substance and intensity to this cuvée, which we have tended to leave out of our selection in the last few vintages. A whiff of smoky bacon fat joins the baked apples and nutmeg aromas. Attack on the palate is lively but rounded, supple with notes of butter atop chopped apples. A refreshing leanness and sapidity draws through to the finish and like the village Chassagne it will be good to see this deepen and broaden after a year or two in bottle. Tom, Wine Guru

The 2018 Chassagne-Montrachet Les Chaumées Clos St. Abdon 1er Cru comes from a 1.5-hectare parcel that was under métayage until 2016, whereafter Philippe Colin now takes the entire crop and has added the name of the exact lieu-dit. Aged in 30% new oak, it has a very appealing sense of reserve on the nose, traces of shucked oyster shell complementing the almost Chablis-like aromas. The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity. An elegant Chassagne-Montrachet, with attractive apricot and quince notes furnishing the persistent finish. This is very refined and pure. Excellent. 90-92/100, Neal Martin, Vinous

92/100, Tim Atkin MW

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  Bottle size 750
  Vintage 2018
  Country France
  Region Burgundy
  Grape Chardonnay
  Wine Type White wines

Domaine Philippe Colin

The quiet star of Chassagne Montrachet

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