2013 Domaine Philippe Colin Chassagne-Montrachet Ier Cru "Les Chenevottes"
A powerful, muscular white, with a dense structure supporting concentrated flavors of peach, apple, lemon, vanilla and nutmeg, all underlined by vivid acidity, driving the finish to a minerally conclusion. Best from 2018 through 2027. (BS)
Pale yellow with green highlights. Piquant aromas and flavors of nectarine, pineapple, lime, minerals and cinnamon reminded me of an Alsace Riesling. At once dense and brisk in the mouth but showing less easy sweetness than the Maltroie owing to its spicy lift and firm underlying structure. A distinctly classic style for the vintage, this dry, taut wine will need time in the cellar. (ST)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
This too is reduced with enough sulfur in evidence to make the nose difficult to assess. There is a lovely sense of energy to the nicely rich, round and generously proportioned medium-bodied flavors that possess good but not special depth on the otherwise attractively persistent finish. Be sure to decant this if you're tempted to try a bottle young as it will help to dissipate the sulfur and reductive notes.
*Good Value* Salty-citrus aroma. A touch more oak flavour on the palate, creamy/oatmeal lees-oak effect too, but the fruit can take it. Energetic, mouthwatering and long. (JH)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasted blind at the annual “Burgfest” tasting in Bouilland. The 2013 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chenevottes has a somewhat muted bouquet at the moment with dried honey, tertiary and beeswax scents, without quite the joie-de-vivre I was hoping for. The palate is quite rich and rounded on the entry, the texture more viscous than its peers, lower in acidity with a plush and lightly honeyed finish. I noticed that this actually improves with aeration; it loses some of its richness and gains more precision in the process and may warrant a higher score with a couple more years in bottle. Tasted May 2016.(NM)