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

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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.

Philippe makes just five barrels from this famous vineyard, with its high clay percentage which always seems to translate in to opulence and depth, although in 2018 this was pleasingly lighter on its feet than I expected. Richer nose than Chaumée, with some pastry crust and marzipan around mandarin and stone fruits. Palate continues the mandarin citrus theme, and is fizzing with energy, crunchiness and almost sherbet-like zip, alongside peach skin and pineapple, with plenty of salt on the finish. Tom, Wine Guru

The 2018 Chassagne-Montrachet La Maltroie 1er Cru, aged in 30% new oak, has a strict, linear bouquet that translates its terroir with style. It feels a little muted at the moment but it should develop more intensity after bottling. The palate is fresh and saline on the entry. This is a Chassagne-Montrachet with commendable sapidity and impressive persistence, classic in style and one for aging. Superb. 91-93/100, Neal Martin, Vinous

91/100, 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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