2015 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey 1er CruChassagne-Montrachet "Caillerets"

SKU #1331711 93-96 points Wine Spectator

 Yet the Chassagne-Montrachet Les Caillerets was a step up, very intense and complex, boasting ripe peach, apple, spice and mineral notes matched to a silky texture.(BS)  (2/2017)

95 points Decanter

 Pierre-Yves' Chassagne Caillerets is one of the greatest premier cru white Burgundies in all the Côte, fit to stand alongside the likes of Coche-Dury's Meursault Perrières. A classic and restrained Caillerets nose of citrus oil, white flowers, crushed limestone and vanilla bean introduces a glossy wine of incredible concentration, depth and searing minerality. It has lost none of its customary precision in this warm vintage. Drinking Window 2020 - 2050.(WK)  (2/2017)

90-93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 Discreet wood frames a gorgeous nose of apple, pear, orange peel and wet stone. The textured, concentrated and quite intense flavors brim with both minerality and dry extract while culminating in a dry, linear and highly persistent finish. This is a relatively backward 2015 and will likely need 6 to 8 years to arrive at its apogee.  (6/2017)

93 points Vinous

 Pale, bright yellow. Precise but restrained aromas of underripe pineapple, lime oil and crushed rock. Wonderfully sappy wine with citrus oil and stone flavors and a strong impression of acidity that's atypical for the vintage. Extremely long, penetrating, perfumed flavors of lemon and crushed rock give the finish a light touch. This wine comes from the family's vineyard at the top of the cru; Colin describes it as "the Chassagne-Montrachet to age."(ST)  (9/2017)

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Caillerets has a clean and crisp bouquet with granite and fumé aromas filtering through the citrus fruit, perhaps more reserved in style compared to other Chassagnes at the moment. The palate is well balanced with green apple, Conference pear and a pinch of white pepper. It offers very good weight on the finish with impressive persistence. This is excellent.(NM)  (4/2017)

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- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, Mâcon, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.


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- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
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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.