2017 St Aubin, La Chatenière, 1er Cru, Joseph Colin, Burgundy

2017 St Aubin, La Chatenière, 1er Cru, Joseph Colin, Burgundy

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2017 St Aubin, La Chatenière, 1er Cru, Joseph Colin, Burgundy

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Description

The 2017 Saint-Aubin La Chatenière 1er Cru offers complex aromas of dried honey, crushed stone and a hint of licorice, all well defined and gaining intensity with aeration. The well-balanced palate is a bit of a live wire thanks to the nervosité, and quite penetrating toward the finish, which leaves a spicy tang, almost like curry leaf, on the aftertaste. Excellent.

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Neal Martin, Vinous92/100

The 2017 Saint-Aubin La Chatenière 1er Cru offers complex aromas of dried honey, crushed stone and a hint of licorice, all well defined and gaining intensity with aeration. The well-balanced palate is a bit of a live wire thanks to the nervosité, and quite penetrating toward the finish, which leaves a spicy tang, almost like curry leaf, on the aftertaste. Excellent.

Neal Martin, Vinous

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Burghound90/100

Much better freshness characterizes the cool, pure and airy nose of citrus, apple, mineral reduction and soft floral nuances. The racy, intense and well-delineated medium-bodied flavors exude evident minerality on the saline and very dry but not really austere finish. Note that this is sufficiently firm to warrant 6 to 8 years of keeping.

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About this WINE

Domaine Joseph Colin

Domaine Joseph Colin

Joseph Colin is one of the four children of Marc Colin of St Aubin. Having worked at the family domaine until the 2016 vintage, Joseph decided, like his brother Pierre-Yves Colin- Morey before him, to strike out on his own: he took his six-hectare share of the vineyards and set up in the small cellar under his parents’ house. His philosophy is that wines are made in the vineyard and as such his winemaking shouldn’t dominate the wines. He uses relatively little sulphur; new oak is around 15% across the range, never exceeding 20%.

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Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the "Big Daddy" of white wine grapes and one of the most widely planted in the world. It is suited to a wide variety of soils, though it excels in soils with a high limestone content as found in Champagne, Chablis, and the Côte D`Or.

Burgundy is Chardonnay's spiritual home and the best White Burgundies are dry, rich, honeyed wines with marvellous poise, elegance and balance. They are unquestionably the finest dry white wines in the world. Chardonnay plays a crucial role in the Champagne blend, providing structure and finesse, and is the sole grape in Blanc de Blancs.

It is quantitatively important in California and Australia, is widely planted in Chile and South Africa, and is the second most widely planted grape in New Zealand. In warm climates Chardonnay has a tendency to develop very high sugar levels during the final stages of ripening and this can occur at the expense of acidity. Late picking is a common problem and can result in blowsy and flabby wines that lack structure and definition.

Recently in the New World, we have seen a move towards more elegant, better- balanced and less oak-driven Chardonnays, and this is to be welcomed.

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