Philippe Colin Chassagne Montrachet 1C Les Chaumees Clos Saint-Abdon 2019
- Burgundy,Cote de Beaune
- WE96, BH90~92, WS91
Green apple and Mirabelle flavors are cutting and pure on the palate of this richly textured, supple wine. While plush in body and undeniably ripe, it has an edge of lemony acidity alongside streaks of crystalline minerality. Voluptuous yet freshly composed, it's delightful young but should fare well through 2030. - WE96
Once again there is a petrol note to the more floral and less citrus-infused nose. There is excellent richness to the sappy medium weight flavors that possess just a bit more overall depth and persistence on the balanced finale. Drink: 2024+ - BH90~92
Butterscotch and citronella aromas and flavors mark this smooth white that's toasty too, with vivid acidity keeping this focused and driving the long finish. Drink now through 2025. - WS91
Philippe Colin has set himself up in modern premises in the industrial zone of Chassagne Montrachet with his share of the Colin-Deleger vineyards, which he has supplemented by some négociant cuvees. The label reflects a new-generation approach to his attractive wines. The Philippe Colin style is for elegance and subtlety rather than weight and power.
Les Vergers is always richer than both Les Chenevottes and Les Chaumées. There is less clay there, but it is still richer. Les Chenevottes is powerful, but it there is also a spiciness which is present every year. Les Chaumées is always explosive, easy to drink. Les Chenevottes has more character. Les Vergers is always closed when young, but will open after about five years. It’s the most reserved wine of the three.