2012 Domaine Philippe Colin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Chenevottes"
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2012 tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru les Chenevottes did not really perform when I tasted it from barrel, but it appears to have blossomed into quite a lovely wine. Here, it has a stony, slightly pithy bouquet with fresh pear and lime flower notes, demonstrating little more complexity and nuance than the Les Vergers 2012. The palate is fresh and crisp, nicely integrated oak, candied peach and pineapple surfacing towards the finish that feels quite long and refined. This is a very commendable Chassagne from the Domaine. (NM)
Green-tinged yellow. White peach, lemon and spices on the nose, plus an exotic hint of honey. Ripe and already sexy, offering lovely sweetness and attractive framing acidity to its flavors of pear nectar, yellow peach, pineapple and spices. Perhaps a bit youthfully aggressive but this boasts good definition of flavor and plenty of personality. (ST)
Flamboyant yet charming, featuring apricot, peach, grapefruit and baking spice flavors. Opulent but not soft, with a mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2022.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
This flirts with being exotic with its nose of dried yellow fruit aromas that includes whispers of pineapple and nectarine. Here too there is very fine mid-palate concentration that imparts a succulent mouth feel to the solidly complex and sneaky long finish...
Toffee, caramel and baked apple – so charming! Evident oak influence, but wholly integrated. Lovely leesy texture and an orange pith bitterness rounds off the finish. Delicious and complex. (17.5/20 points)