2013 Domaine Philippe Colin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Chaumées"

SKU #1271065 95 points Wine Spectator

 ***Highly Recommended*** Rich and creamy, this white features apple, lemon cake, citronella and toasted spice aromas and flavors. Beautifully put together, with the vibrant intensity of the vintage, ending with an expansive, complex aftertaste. Best from 2018 through 2027. (BS)  (6/2016)

91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 A subtle application of wood serves as a backdrop for the mostly white orchard fruit and lemongrass aromas. The middle weight flavors possess a seductive texture thanks to the abundant dry extract that coats the palate and buffers the moderately firm acid spine on the beautifully lingering finish. This balanced effort should drink well young if desired.  (6/2015)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Tasted blind at the annual “Burgfest” tasting in Bouilland. The 2013 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumées has a light, floral bouquet that does not quite deliver the complexity of its peers, too minimalist for a Chassagne. The palate is well balanced with a pretty white peach and lemongrass-tinged entry, the acidity sharper than its peers if not quite ordained with the same level of persistence on the finish. But I feel that this could turn into a fine Chassagne-Montrachet with 2-3 years in bottle. Tasted May 2016.  (10/2016)

Jancis Robinson

 Lovely restrained fragrance here – the slight smoky/mineral character allowing the fruit to shine. Pure, lively and still so elegant on the palate. This has real class. Finishes long and creamy to hold the freshness in check. Delicious, even near the end of a long tasting. GV (JH)  (1/2015)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Pear, spices and a suggestion of horseradish on the nose. Spicy and a bit edgy in the mouth, with flavors of peach, underripe pear and pepper. Not yet expansive in the middle palate. A wine of only moderate ripeness.  (9/2014)

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Chassagne Montrachet

- A long, wandering village in the Côte de Beaune. Fortunately, what the workaday village lacks in charm, the wines more than make up for. Most famous for its white wines, which are lovely and delicate, Chassagne-Montrachet actually produces more red than white wine. It is one of the few places in the Côte D'Or where both red and white wines are produced from Premier Cru vineyards. The Grands Crus are Montrachet, Bâtard Montrachet (both shared with the neighboring village of Puligny) and Criots Bâtard Montrachet.