2019 Joseph Colin Saint-Aubin Les Champlots Premier Cru
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.
The 2019 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Les Champlots is the first harvest from young vines, and it has turned out nicely, exhibiting hints of pear, citrus zest, toasted almonds and mint. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and charming, it's bright and precise, with a pretty core of fruit. Drink 2020 - 2033.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
The first vintage, having been replanted in 2016 in place of pinot. Four barrels made. Light, clean, attractive. Plenty of energy on the palate, just a little shorter because of the age of the vines, but a really attractive balanced fruit and finish.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy