2014 Domaine Philippe Colin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Vergers"
*Cellar Selection* This opulent wine is full of ripe fruit and has a generous texture. Apricot and pear flavors give richness that is cut by acidity that gives the wine tremendous lift. The toast adds the lightest touch at the end. Drink from 2019. (RV)
Racy and rich, with a core of peach, lemon, spice and pastry flavors. Beautifully balanced, presenting a long aftertaste of toast. Best from 2017 through 2025. (BS)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru les Vergers might well be the most conservative, the strictest on the nose from the domaine this year, and needed the most encouragement from the glass. The palate is well balanced, very saline, a strong sea influence here with bitter lemon driving the finish. It just calls out for a huge plate of fruits de mer! Very fine, very distinctive. Philippe Colin is a quiet, taciturn winemaker. He doesn't say too much, nothing more than necessary. But he's quietly gone and made some of the best wines that I tasted from Chassagne-Montrachet in 2014. These wines speak for themselves. (NM)
Bright, pale yellow-green. Discreet aromas of lime oil and peach accented by a minty topnote. Densely packed and silky on entry, showing strong citrussy lift and a lovely grain, then clamps down rather dramatically on the finish, leaving a backward impression like the Maltroie. 91+ (ST)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Here the reduction is sufficiently strong to prevent any nuances from being discerned. On the plus side the rich but well-focused flavors possess slightly better precision on the more robust but less complex finale where a touch of wood appears. This is somewhat awkward today but it should come together with a few years of cellar time.