2014 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey St. Aubin 1er Cru "En Remilly"
(from Colin-Morey's highest-altitude site in Chassagne-Montrachet but picked early; the malolactic fermentation ended just two weeks prior to my visit): Healthy pale yellow-green color. Sweeter and denser than the above Saint-Aubin samples, conveying a distinctly sappy quality to its lime and stone flavors. Finishes with enticing citrus zest lift. This vineyard prefers a cooler vintage, noted Colin-Morey. (ST)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Moderate reduction dominates the nose with the exception of soft citrus nuances that are also present on the rich and relatively full-bodied flavors that exude a lovely and refreshing salinity on the sappy, detailed and admirably long finale. This isn't quite as tight as the Chatenière but it should also reward a few years of bottle age.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This is clearly intent on biding its time. The palate is fresh and poised, here unfurling with each swirl of the glass to reveal notes of white peach, freshly-sliced pear and a touch of salinity lending tension on the finish. I would like the aromatics to find its voice during the next couple of years. I visited Pierre-Yves Colin after Nicolas Rossignol. Whilst the latter is about to make lock, stock and François Frère into a new facility, Pierre-Yves has just done it. In August 2015 to be exact, moving his 2014s barrel by barrel, leaving them for one month before racking. His brand new winery sits opposite the small but growing cluster of growers on the industrial estate outside Chassagne, joining Philippe Colin, Michel Niellon and Jean-Marc Pillot. What attracts them? Simple...space. Pierre-Yves told me how in the village of Chassagne he would have to transfer the wines between different cellars and was doing the press almost in his garden to the chagrin of his neighbors when he started at six in the morning. (NM)