- Domaine Bruno Colin
- 2023 - 2028
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2020
Morgeot is the largest Premier Cru in the Côte d’Or at 58 hectares, surpassing even Clos Vougeot (51 hectares). Unsurprisingly therefore, there is a huge variety of styles and quality levels, but Bruno’s always shines as one of the very best. Light lemon colour, this wine has an arresting mineral limestone freshness. It combines finesse with richness, layered flavours of lemon, mandarin and buttered croissant. Delicious.
Burghound, June 2021,
Fresh, ripe and citrusy aromas of white orchard confit and floral scents introduce dense and impressively powerful medium weight plus flavors that terminate in a serious, compact and muscular finish that is decidedly robust but not really particularly rustic. I suspect that this will come around moderately quickly and could be approachable after only a few years of bottle aging. Outstanding. Drink 2026+
Matthew Jukes, December 2020,
Tough and sinewy with concentrated fruit and a very long finish, this is a grand wine with a powerful stance and it will age well, too. More red-shaped in terms of its skin-derived ‘tannic’ grip on the finish, this is a macho, structure Chassagne and it will fall into balance within four years.
Jasper Morris MW, December 2020,
Pale lemon colour. The nose is a little bit more backward here, altogether tighter. A mix of lemons and yellow plums, actually not as powerful an example of Morgeot as sometimes, reflecting that these hotter vintages are lightening up this sector. 3 stars
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.
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.