Domaine Philippe Colin Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru

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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.

An extra layer of fat on the Demoiselles, or at least more butter, hazelnuts dropping among stones and some wild meadow white flowers. Great intensity and viscosity – ripe and juicy with praline character but enough acid to really draw the flavours back along the palate, veins of metals through stones on the dreamily protracted finish. Tom, Wine Guru

The 2018 Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru comes from Colin’s 0.27 hectares of vines and filled six barrels this year, three of them new. It has a complex bouquet with subtle aromas of walnut and pine nuts infusing the citrus fruit; crushed limestone aromas develop with aeration. The palate is very well balanced, the new oak lending a smooth veneer but never impeding upon the terroir expression. Traces of vanilla and white chocolate impart sweetness on a finish that feels very long. Superb. 93-95/100, Neal Martin, Vinous

93/100, 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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