En Primeur | Domaine Pinson Frères 2019

Domaine Pinson can trace its history in Chablis back to 1640, with the town even having a street named after the family! Current family members, Laurent and Christophe, at the helm since 1982, have implemented many important developments. Since their arrival, the estate has gone through significant growth from a 4 hectare domaine to the 12 hectares they now own, including their senior positions as the most influential owners of Grand Cru Les Clos (2.5 hectares) and Premier Cru Mont de Milieu (4.75 hectares). Today, joined by Laurent’s daughter Charlène, the domaine is a veritable tour de force. Ardent followers of hand harvesting, they practice a judicious use of barrel ageing when required for their more powerfully structured wines.

This fine range of 2019s reflects the family style. The wines can be less striking in their initial stages but, after a year or two in bottle, show the true delights of both aged Chardonnay and Chablis in particular. A very strong range as always.

Please note: due to high demand, online purchases of 2019 Burgundies are limited to 1 case of each wine. For more information please contact your account manager or wine@goedhuis.com

Vintage  

Size Qty Price Price (Inc VAT) Stat

 
2019

Chablis 1er Cru Montmain Pinson Frères

6x75cl 10+ £125.00 EP

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2020

    A real beauty from this south westerly Premier Cru. Full of striking freshly peeled oranges, this is a very creamy and sensual wine. It is rich and attractive, with good breadth and a fine long weighted finish. Drink 2022-2028

  • BURG

    Burghound, December 2020,
    Score: 91

    A softly exotic nose grudgingly reveals its aromas of dried yellow orchard fruit, mineral reduction, shellfish and quinine. There is excellent volume to the notably rich, even lavishly so, medium-bodied flavors that are shaped by bright citrus-tinged acidity that is sufficiently firm not only to maintain the balance but also ensure that this should age well over the mid-term. Outstanding.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, November 2020,
    Score: 17

    A change of pace for Pinson’s Premier Crus, as all of the attack that the village wine had, is now dissipated along a much more considerable runway of flavour and this suits Montmain perfectly. Not a detailed wine but a decent one, there is a measured approach here which suits this style and it will afford pleasurable if not electrifying drinking over the next five or so years. Drink now-2025

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, December 2020,
    Score: 90-93

    Planted 1956. Assembled yesterday. This time the fruit is fighting through the sulphur. Pale yellow, reduction reinforced by the sulphur. I like this in the mouth, but the recent sulphuring gives a little temporary bitterness at the back. Good finish and length. 4 stars.

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2019

Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu Pinson Frères

6x75cl 9 £125.00 EP

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  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2020

    This is a real class act. Lemon yellow in colour, hints of Jersey cream, quince and medlar. A full and statuesque wine, with a very tight intensity; a wonderful reflection of this fine Premier Cru. Great structure and fabulous length on the finish.

  • BURG

    Burghound, November 2020,
    Score: 91-93

    A restrained nose flashes only a touch of exotic character on the spicy aromas of mostly yellow orchard fruit, iodine and rose petal. There is excellent underlying tension to the larger-scaled flavors that brim with both minerality and dry extract that complements well the bright and firm acidity shaping the lingering finale. This is potentially excellent and one to check out. Drink 2026+

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, November 2020,
    Score: 17+

    More backward and sinewy than Fourchaume, this is Pinson’s attempt at making a longer-lived, more powerful wine and I have to say that I far prefer Fourchaume’s tenderness and welcoming flavours than I do Mont-de-Milieu’s hard exoskeleton and unyielding fruit. I understand that there is sometimes a hierarchy in a Domaines’ Premier Crus but, in this instance, I feel that this vineyard should have been left to its own devices and not overworked in the winery and this might have resulted in a more expressive and delicious wine. Drink 2023-2028

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, December 2020,
    Score: 92-95

    Also just assembled. What a volume of fruit on the palate even though we cannot really see the nose yet. Brilliant deep white fruit. Broad shouldered, but not bearing undue weight of flesh, and really good length., sometimes I worry about the wood used for this cuvée, but not this year. 5 stars.

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2019

Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu Pinson Frères

3x150cl 7 £135.00 EP

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2020

    This is a real class act. Lemon yellow in colour, hints of Jersey cream, quince and medlar. A full and statuesque wine, with a very tight intensity; a wonderful reflection of this fine Premier Cru. Great structure and fabulous length on the finish.

  • BURG

    Burghound, November 2020,
    Score: 91-93

    A restrained nose flashes only a touch of exotic character on the spicy aromas of mostly yellow orchard fruit, iodine and rose petal. There is excellent underlying tension to the larger-scaled flavors that brim with both minerality and dry extract that complements well the bright and firm acidity shaping the lingering finale. This is potentially excellent and one to check out. Drink 2026+

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, November 2020,
    Score: 17+

    More backward and sinewy than Fourchaume, this is Pinson’s attempt at making a longer-lived, more powerful wine and I have to say that I far prefer Fourchaume’s tenderness and welcoming flavours than I do Mont-de-Milieu’s hard exoskeleton and unyielding fruit. I understand that there is sometimes a hierarchy in a Domaines’ Premier Crus but, in this instance, I feel that this vineyard should have been left to its own devices and not overworked in the winery and this might have resulted in a more expressive and delicious wine. Drink 2023-2028

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, December 2020,
    Score: 92-95

    Also just assembled. What a volume of fruit on the palate even though we cannot really see the nose yet. Brilliant deep white fruit. Broad shouldered, but not bearing undue weight of flesh, and really good length., sometimes I worry about the wood used for this cuvée, but not this year. 5 stars.

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2019

Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume Pinson Frères

6x75cl 10+ £125.00 EP

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  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2020

    Arguably the village’s most famous Premier Cru, this fine wine has everything. Quintessential steely, citrus aromas with a touch of seashell. This is wonderfully bright and refreshing. The initial direct Kimmeridgian character gives way to hint of sweet plump apricots and white fruits. Very appealing with a strong tight cherry stone like mineral finish.

  • BURG

    Burghound, November 2020,
    Score: 91

    This is the first wine to display any appreciable reduction and it's enough to warrant decanting this for a few minutes if you're tempted to try a bottle in its youth. Otherwise there is good verve and ripeness to the delicious, concentrated and opulent flavors that are blessed with so much dry extract that there is a borderline chewy character while delivering very fine length on the youthfully austere finale. Like the La Forêt, this isn't an elegant Fourchaume but offers impressive density and power. Drink 2025+

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, November 2020,
    Score: 17.5

    Suave and honed, this is a step up on Montmain in terms of its billowy texture and sleek lines. There is polish here both in terms of its layered flavour and also its length. Deliciously ripe and soothing, this is a cracker for relatively early drinking. Drink 2022-2026

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, December 2020,
    Score: 89-92

    The tanks have been blended – there was no barrel component at any point. Pale in colour, smoky nose with energy, not too ripe. Warmth behind perhaps, but not excessive, some graphite reduction. Decent length. Bitter finish. 3 stars.

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  • DP: Duty Paid. Wines for immediate UK delivery must be purchased Duty Paid. VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. Wines which have been removed from Bond cannot subsequently be returned to Bond. They must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • EP: En Primeur. These wines are lying in the Domaines’ cellars until shipping. They can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.