- Domaine Bruno Colin
- Corton Charlemagne
- 2024 - 2032
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2020
The fact this Grand Cru is some distance from Bruno’s spiritual home in Chassagne has not stopped him from making an epic wine. Masses of vanilla, clotted cream and roasted crunchy nuts. Full, intense and very concentrated, the gorgeous citrus orange and poached pear finish rejuvenates the palate and gives further complexity.
Burghound, June 2021,
Restrained and distinctly cool aromas display aromas of ripe citrus peel, green apple and hints of mineral reduction. While there is good size, weight and density to the medium-bodied flavors, the youthfully austere and firmly structured finish is somewhat disjointed and awkward today. My projected range offers the benefit of the doubt that this will recover its sense of harmony once it is bottled. Drink 2031+
Matthew Jukes, December 2020,
Relatively fine given the rest of the portfolio, this is a structured wine and it certainly seems to respect the terroir and it will give Corton fans a different take on this hallowed turf. The BC recipe seems to have been tempered a touch, perhaps out of respect, and there is a lovely, firm core of minerality coupled with a delightful fruit expression here. This is Bruno’s top wine in 2019.
Jasper Morris MW, December 2020,
Not domaine. Clear colour, with citrus grapefruit aromatics. There is a good weight of fruit to this, and indeed some minerality, but not quite the purity and seamless qualities of the Puligny Truffière. Early days yet as the wine is still in barrel. 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.
As legend goes, Charlemagne, king of the Franks, ordered Chardonnay planted in the vineyard of Corton during his reign in the 8th century so as he would not stain his light-coloured beard during moments of great thirst. This may be mere romantic fallacy, but what cannot be denied is the exceptional quality of this Grand Cru appellation in Aloxe Corton in the Cote de Beaune.