2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Les Chaumées

Wine colour
France > Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
Domaine Philippe Colin
Tasting Notes:

On the nose, a nice step up in richness and complexity from the village wine. Decent breadth and very satisfying in the mouth. The fruit is wonderfully ripe showing stone fruit and some tropical notes, beautifully balanced with a mouthwatering citrus finish. Drink from 2019.

Press Reviews:

`Bright yellow. Inviting aromas of yellow peach, wild herbs and honey. Dense, silky and fine-grained, conveying an easygoing ripeness to its yellow fruit flavors. Finishes with a stony firmness.` 88-90 pts, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com

`The 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet Les Chaumées 1er Cru appears, based on this showing, to be a wine that I woefully underrated out of barrel. It might because the slightly reduced nose just disturbs the delineation and character of this wine. With continued aeration, it develops a subtle gunflint, fumé-like aroma that imparts more complexity. The palate is well balanced with good concentration on the opening and a fine thread of acidity. A little edgy and probably requires another two years to fully coalesce. Good potential, but patience required. Drink from 2021-2035.` 93 points. Neal Martin.

`A return to a prettier style. The mid-palate dances and has plenty of cut and drive. Elegant, understated, and creamy on the palate. Very nicely proportioned and well-mannered.` 91pts, Matthew Hemming MW, The World of Fine Wine, December 2018