2017 Domaine Philippe Colin Chassagne-Montrachet

Year: 2017
Appellation: Cote de Beaune
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 90
Burghound: 88
White Wine
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"The 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet is a lovely introduction to Colin's style, wafting from the glass with aromas of yellow orchard fruit, honeycomb and a subtle touch of praline. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, satiny and succulent, with a generous core of vibrant fruit and a nicely defined finish. This will offer a broad drinking window.

This 13-hectare domaine, based in Chassagne-Montrachet's ZAC, dates back to 2004, when Philippe and brother Bruno partitioned the former Domaine Colin-Deléger. Philippe Colin exudes an air of quiet seriousness, and his style is pure and elegant, beautifully defined by site, eschewing any stylistic successes. New oak is only a modest presence, and it's increasingly larger format barrels that stock this cellar. This tasting was very impressive indeed, and I encourage readers to seek out these wines. Clearly, the domaine flies somewhat under the radar when one considers the quality to be found in the bottle." (WA)

" A pungent and slightly riper nose features notes of resin, rosemary oil and white peach scents. The attractively textured and vibrant medium-bodied and generously proportioned flavors possess a succulent mid-palate that delivers fine length on the moderately complex finale. This too should drink well early if desired." (BH)

Winery Notes:
Philippe Colin created this Domaine in 2004 after having worked at his family’s Domaine Michel Colin-Deleger for 16 years. The Domaine is comprised of approximately 25 Acres in the areas surrounding the town of Chassagne-Montrachet. Philippe produces 28 different appellations of both red and white – which allows him to showcase the diversity of the Burgundian terroirs. Philippe’s work is fundamentally based on his absolute respect for his vineyards and grapes. The wines are aged for 12 to 18 months in oak barrels depending on the terroir and the rhythm of each wine.