2019 Joseph Colin Saint-Aubin Compendium
Joseph Colin initially trained at Domaine Marc Colin, working alongside his brother, Pierre-Yves, to make the family wines. In 2016, Joseph decided to create his own Domaine, and, subsequently, inherited just over six hectares of vineyards from his family holdings, representing about nineteen different appellations, to start his exciting new venture. Keeping yields low, Joseph picks on the early side to retain an unmistakable purity and freshness in his wines. He likes the tension and vibrancy in his whites, and feels it is a signature of his output. Purity is a word that Joseph particularly associates with his wines, since he doesn't like heavy handed or reductive and oaky wines, but rather he allows the different terroirs to shine through truly in the glass. The wines display a tense and vibrant profile, championing minerality and finesse yet there is a comforting richness in the mid-palate.
Now derived from fully nine different parcels, Colin's 2019 Saint-Aubin Compendium offers up aromas of crisp orchard fruit, white flowers and pastry. Medium to full-bodied, mineral and precise, it's a fine-boned white that concludes with a saline finish. Drink 2020 - 2033.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
The 2019 Saint-Aubin "Compendium" has a crisp Granny Smith apple and granite scented bouquet that just needs a little more intensity. The palate is well defined with crisp acidity, not amazingly complex but fresh and apply, with a Puligny-like salinity on the aftertaste. Enjoy over the next 4- 8 years. Drink 2022 - 2029.
Neal Martin - Vinous
Now a blend of 8 terroirs as Vermarain has been added this year, just above the 1er cru. Pale colour with green tints, and a fresh, attractive St-Aubin nose. The fruit follows through very well from nose to palate with some green apple on top of white stone fruit, medium plus acidity and a good length.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy