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This too exhibits plenty of floral and citrus influences on the mandarin orange and nectarine-inflected nose. While there is once again fine volume and a taut muscularity, the mouth feel is finer while offering a bit more overall depth on the solidly persistence finish. This succulent effort should be reasonably approachable young but have no trouble rewarding up to a decade of cellaring. Outstanding. Drink 2025+
Fresh lemon, lime and crushed rock aromas show a hint of reduction. Offers more texture and dimension than the Morgeot but still quite dry in the middle, with flavors of lemon, white flowers, wild herbs and anise. A bit bracing--even austere--but with no shortage of volume or breadth. The lemony fruit really clamps down on the finish. Colin may keep this wine in cuve until February or March, as his new cuverie will provide him with more space.
Bruno’s estate is spread across an impressive 30+ different parcels in Chassagne Montrachet, Puligny Montrachet and St Aubin. From 2016 onwards, his portfolio includes Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Desmoiselles and Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru, passed down to him by his father, Michel, who has stepped into retirement (Michel Colin-Deleger’s estate was divided between his two sons, Bruno and Philippe). Bruno’s style blends Burgundy's tell-tale minerality with luxuriant fruit. The wines tend to display generous concentration with vibrant drive. Many have the potential to age beautifully but Bruno’s wines are also notable for their open approachability in youth. His wide range of Chassagne Montrachet premiers crus captures the diverse expression of the appellation.
The white wines of Chassagne Montrachet can be difficult to distinguish from Puligny. At their most typical they are slightly fleshier and more hedonistic, but are often just as mineral and refined making the two almost inseparable. When distinguishable, they offer notes of honeysuckle, lime blossom and honey. Many have become quite approachable when young. It is larger than Puligny with vineyards totalling over 330 hectares. Though it shares both the grand cru vineyards of Le Montrachet and Bâtard Montrachet, it has sole ownership of the miniscule Criots Bâtard Montrachet. Similar to Puligny, Chassagne also grows Pinot Noir, which can be austere when young. A small amount of red Chassagne is also made.