2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chaumées, Domaine Philippe Colin

Not to be confused with another Chassagne Premier Cru, Les Chaumes, Les Chaumées is situated high up the hill towards St-Aubin, and the paucity of soil here produces tense, linear wines. This fits the bill perfectly, with a chalky, stony texture, pure lemon fruit and persistence on the finish.

Critic score
88/100
Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£47.60
Case, 12 Bottles
In stock
£571.20

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Les Chaumées (1er Cru), Chassagne-Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Chardonnay
  • Maturity
    Young 2019 - 2023
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Premier Cru
2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chaumées, Domaine Philippe Colin

TASTING NOTES

The 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chaumées has a generous, lightly honeyed bouquet, perhaps at the expense of the mineralité shown by the Saint Aubins at the moment. The palate is again, quite rounded on the entry, good weight in the mouth although it is missing the tension and energy that the 2014 demonstrated last year. It is well made, clean and pure, reflective of the vintage and should drink well for 5-8 years. I expect it to ultimately land at the upper end of my banded score.

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, Issue #228 (December 2016)
(87—89)/100

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