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Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet ‘Les Grandes Ruchottes’ 1er Cru
An airy and elegant nose reflects notes of cool white flowers, spiced tea and apple compote that is trimmed in a hint of citrus confit. The racy, refined and beautifully detailed medium weight flavors brim with minerality on the balanced and sneaky long finish. This is a really pretty wine with excellent material stretched over a firm acid spine that should enable this to age gracefully over a decade plus. 91-94 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound
Slightly honeyed citrus aroma even a touch of green fig. Intense streak of pure citrus on the palate. Direct and driving across the palate. Almost sour in its citrus character but perfectly balanced with the depth of the fruit. Long, long. Lovely touch of toast at the very end. 17.5 points, Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com
Pale primrose colour. The nose promises a weight of ripe fruit but does not yet deliver detail. Some oak which it merits. Then a huge burst of intense fruit behind, again coated in oak, one new 350 litre barrel in three. Pierre-Yves notes that for him this vineyard is always more backward, coming from the top part towards Grandes Ruchottes, very cool and close to the limestone. It starts slim and ages well. Certainly very promising. 92-94 points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy
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