- Domaine Bruno Colin
- Pinot Noir
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Burghound, June 2018,
There is enough reduction present to mask the underlying fruit though hints of citrus and wood toast escape the funk. Otherwise there is good richness and mid-palate density to the opulent flavors that offer good if not distinguished depth and length. This is delicious if not elegant. Drink 2021+
Stephen Tanzer, September 2017,
(Colin usually produces 21 barrels of this wine but has only 6 in 2016): Pale yellow. Aromas of pear, menthol and metallic minerality. Juicy but lean, with lemony acidity coming off a bit tart as there's not enough buffering mid-palate material here. A slightly dilute village wine.
Domaine Bruno Colin
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.
This blanket regional appellation can apply to wines throughout Burgundy (60% of the area's production) as long as they comply with regulations relating to grape type, yield and alcohol content. Reds and roses are from Pinot Noir or Gamay. Whites are Chardonnay. They are usually the most straightforward of the Burgundy wines, and as a result are the least expensive and the most approachable upon release. In the hands of a more serious producer these can represent exceptional value and quality. The wines are made with the same care and attention to detail as their grander wines. However, they may not qualify for a village or communal appellation because the vines are too young or the vineyard area is outside the appellation boundary.