- Domaine Marc Colin
- 2018 - 2024
- Case size
Goedhuis, May 2018
Tasted blind, Burgfest May 2018: A light touch of struck match on the nose. The palate has a saline, grippy length, with refreshing tension. There is a grapefruit edge to the fruit, and a long, lingering finish.
Goedhuis, November 2016
This isolated 1.3 ha premier cru at the foot of Bâtard Montrachet has an intoxicating nose, with a razor-sharp edge of fine acidity on the palate. Aromas of grapefruit and crab-apple have a mineral leaning. The finish is taut in its youth, but exquisitely long.
Neal Martin, December 2016,
The 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Vide Bourse, aged in 25% new oak, has a slightly timid bouquet that demanded coaxing from the glass, eventually offering scents of warm concrete, citrus peel and sea spray. I would like a little more cohesion. The palate is very fresh and taut on the entry. There is a fine thread of acidity here with almost a Puligny-like austerity towards the finish. Fine, though I prefer some of the top Saint-Aubins this year. Drink 2018-2027
Domaine Marc Colin
One of our favourite Burgundy estates, Domaine Marc Colin produces year-in and year-out, some of the most balanced, expressive wines in the Côte de Beaune. Their strict principles of using only natural yeast, having a slow, cool fermentation and little ‘débourbage' (draining the juice fromits sediment) contributes to their pure, fresh flavours and impeccable balance. The domaine is now run by brothers Pierre-Yves, Damien and Joseph who took over from their semi-retired father several years back. The "changing of the guard" has had little effect on the wines. The only notable difference is less stirring of the lees in order to retain the wines' mineral undertones. And as aresult, they are as delicious and sincere as ever.
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.