- Domaine Marc Colin
- Le Montrachet
- 2023 - 2035
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, December 2019
Light to mid yellow, with a weight of ripe fruit on the nose. This has harnessed a lovely range of fruit flavours from initial ripeness through to some fresher greengage notes, ending up with a balanced wine of medium density.
Neal Martin, January 2020,
The 2018 Montrachet Grand Cru comes from 0.11 hectares of 80-year-old vines that yield two barrels (one new barrel and the other tailored to the size of the crop). It has a very intense bouquet of citrus fruit, yellow flowers, orange blossom, crushed limestone and white peach – a nose that takes no prisoners. The palate is beautifully balanced with a fine bead of acidity, very mineral driven, and very intense and rich, with a strong saline finish. It is actually a relatively broody Montrachet compared to the 2017 and as such it will require longer aging in bottle, presuming you can find a bottle. A slow-burning epic. 2026 - 2060
Wine Advocate, January 2020,
The 2018 Montrachet Grand Cru is very impressive, soaring from the glass with aromas of peach, fresh pear, citrus zest, toasted brioche, honeycomb and almond paste. On the palate, it's full-bodied, satiny and muscular, with a ripe and layered core of fruit, lively acids and a long, resonant finish. This is a powerful Montrachet that evokes the 2015 rendition.
Jasper Morris MW, January 2020,
One 228 litre barrel and one hand built this year to fit, 285 litres. Topping up is done with glass marbles. The colour glows with the lightest of green reflections, a tiny bit of bacon fat the most exquisitely balanced wine, while the ripeness shows in how the detail unfolds on the palate. Some soft red fruit and rose petals play alongside the more classic firm full fruit, and there is an amazing tension in the finale, with a natural freshness that speaks very well for the future.
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.
Le Montrachet is the most famous white Burgundy Grand Cru coming from a single 8 hectare vineyard which overlaps into the communes of Puligny and Chassagne. Even as far back as the 18th century the wines of Le Montrachet had to be reserved a year in advance - a distant precursor to the en primeur system. The south east facing vineyards give the vines maximum exposure to the sun which combined with the limestone soil produces epic results.