Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey, Chassagne-Montrachet, Vieilles Vignes 2018
Pierre-Yves Colin is the eldest son of the famed Marc Colin. After working as the winemaker at his father’s domaine from 1994 to 2005, he established his own domaine from family vineyards he inherited from his family. Since that time, he has rapidly become a star in the Cote de Beaune and is now considered one of Burgundy’s top producers. His choice to use larger demi-muid barrels and eschew the use of battonnage, makes each one of his bottlings a clear expression of its terroir and a study in mineral-driven Chardonnay. As scary as it may seem, with each new vintage his wines seem to get better and better. This is not only one of the top domaines in Chassagne, this is one of the great winemakers and domaines in the world.
93 points James Suckling
This has old-vine concentration and is quite tightly wound. Aromas of flint, lemon peel, peach and hazelnut with a palate that has smoothly layered style with fresh peach, lemon and honey-glazed hazelnut. Bold, concentrated and seamless. Drink over the next six years.(11/2020)
94 Points CellarTracker Member
Clear light yellow. Struck match, lemon, oak spice, unrepentant pear and cold butter. Dry but rich lemon curd, butter and brine flavours and a dry vicious finish. 12/22/2021