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Pierre-Yves Colin Morey Saint-Aubin La Chatenière 2005

January 17, 2008

img_3762.jpgPierre-Yves Colin is one of Burgundies exciting rising stars. In 1995 he took over winemaking responsibilities at his father’s domaine Marc Colin but 10 years later he decided to focus entirely on his own micro-négociant business. Nothing special at first sight, apart from the fact that through his contacts with numerous growers and producers Pierre-Yves is able to source minute quantities of their best wines. Either he is allowed to pick the best barrels or he fills his own with the best juice after which he throws in his own winemaking skills to finish the wines in his preferred style. To build a portfolio that includes wines from the best sites of Saint-Aubin, Meursault, Pulingny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet and the Grand Crus Chevalier Montrachet and Corton-Charlemagne is simply exceptional. This Saint-Aubin comes from one of the village’s best Premier Cru vineyards, the steep and stony La Chatenière. Straw yellow in the glass the wine exudes lovely aromas of lemon, stonefruit, hazelnuts and spicy oak. The palate shows well integrated flavours of lemon, nectarine and white peach all framed by a generous creamy texture before a finish with ample mineral acidity. A highly enjoyable wine that should drink well over the next couple of years. 92 points

Source: Vintage & Vine/Liquid Library  Price: $85  Drink: Now-2011